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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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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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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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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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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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Can you tell me the history of the discovering the "serotonin"?

Can you tell me the history of the discovering the "serotonin"?

By chance.: In the early 1940's and 1950's , scientists discovered the role of neurotransmitters such as Norepinephrine for vasoconstriction, Dopamine for Parkinson's Disease and Serotonin for depression but it was not until 1988 when they discovered that selective Serotonin reuptake inhibitors like Prozac became known to the world. ...Read more

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Can low serotonin levels cause pain ?

Not cause, but feel: Insufficient performance of serotonin can cause pain to be felt as more severe and less easy to relieve. It's not a 'cause' but things that might not hurt if your levels were adequate - will perhaps. Also your reaction to the pain might be more intense and out of control. Have a psych eval, Dx and Tx. ...Read more

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Which foods raise serotonin levels?

Which foods raise serotonin levels?

Serotonin: Foods rich in essential amino acids, especially tryptophan & tyrosine. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the history of the discovering the serotonin?

Serotonin Discovery: The discovery of serotonin has a very interesting history. Since there's not nearly enough space to give it its due here, I will give you a website where you can look it up which is from the journal nature at nature.com. www.nature.com/npp/journal/v21/n1s/full/1395355a.html When reading the various stories of how serotonin was discovered, it immediately becomes apparent how ...enjoy!!! ...Read more

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