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Serotonin (Definition)

Serotonin is a chemical derived from the Amino Acid tryptophan and acts as a neurotransmitter (communicating ...Read more


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Is there any link between low serotonin levels and eye pain/flashes of light? Dry eyes. Ever since I've got off anx meds at same time developed this.

Is there any link between low serotonin levels and eye pain/flashes of light? Dry eyes. Ever since I've got off anx meds at same time developed this.

Sympts off anx meds: MeghanS006~ the anti-anx meds..are they SSRIs? If so ask if your depression has got worse simultaneously. If so, the symptoms could be related. If not, probably not ! thanks ...Read more

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What is a under supply of serotonin most likely linked too?

What is a under supply of serotonin most likely linked too?

Low Serotonin: Some are Low L-Tryptophan in diet such as diet High in Protein & low in Carbohydrates, Vitamin B6 deficiency, Consuming large amounts of Green Tea which is rich in Theanine,. ...Read more

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Are mild auditory hallucinations linked to withdrawal from mood disorder medications, serotonin reuptake inhibitors in particular?

Are mild auditory hallucinations linked to withdrawal from mood disorder medications, serotonin reuptake inhibitors in particular?

Only in Effexor: Other more serious symptoms have also been reported with venlafaxine discontinuation and include auditory and visual hallucinations, illusions, prolonged delusions , tinnitus as well as other isolated but significant symptoms such as palinopsia, persistent and recurrent visual images. Not reported in cymbalta.J can acad child adolesc psychiatry. 2011 february; 20(1): 60–67. ...Read more

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Could depression and anxiety which are linked to low serotonin levels be related to low adrenaline levels?

Could depression and anxiety which are linked to low serotonin levels be related to low adrenaline levels?

Not really: There are many things which cause varying levels of hormones and what are called- neurotransmitters. There is really no way to measure neurotransmitter levels directly, plus, different parts of the brain and body have different levels. Adrenalin levels constantly change. One can measure levels of certain metabolites or byproducts in urine, but i wonder why you asked the question as you did? ...Read more

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What are some ways to produce serotonin besides taking medicine/drugs?

What are some ways to produce serotonin besides taking medicine/drugs?

Exercise: Exercise, exposure to nature, exposure to religion or spirituality, and also accomplishment of goals, are associated with healthy neurotransmitter, and serotonin, levels. ...Read more

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How will exercise affect serotonin levels?

How will exercise affect serotonin levels?

Increases it: It has been proven that 8 weeks of exercise is as effective as 8 weeks of antidepressants on reducing symptoms of depression. It is presumed that exercise does this by raising the amount of available serotonin in our brain. Precisely how it does it is still being worked out. ...Read more

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How is serotonin released?

Complex: It is a neurotransmitter, mostly in the brain and the gi system. It is released when that neuron electrically achieves an action potential, based on its interactions with other neurons. Those interactions are complex. What is more complex is the many different kinds of receptors, which do many different things. ...Read more

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What happens if u have too much serotonin from taking medications?

Serotonin syndrome: Serotonin syndrome which is much like being on speed. Your heart goes too fast, your blood pressure is too high etc. You should speak to your physician about this. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: serotonin?

Neurotransmitter: Serotonin is a chemical derived from the Amino Acid tryptophan and acts as a neurotransmitter (communicating molecule between nerve cells). ...Read more

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