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can low serotonin in the brain cause you to have anxiety and depression and have your mind in a fog also can it cause low blood sugar?

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Dr. Galina Nikolskaya
10 years experience Neurology
Low serotonin: low serotonin levels have been demonstrated in patients with anxiety and depression and can cause impaired concentration, slowness in thinking and poor memory. low serotonin should not cause low sugar state
Answered on Nov 9, 2016
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Dr. Galina Nikolskaya
10 years experience Neurology
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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3405680/
Nov 9, 2016
Dr. Galina Nikolskaya
10 years experience Neurology
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to clarify low levels in CSF, not in serum, in serum no clear correlation. Here is a detailed article addressing this question: The 5-HT deficiency theory of depression: perspectives from a naturalistic 5-HT deficiency model - Jacob P. R.
Nov 9, 2016

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