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What is the medical cause of sudden depression? I know its related to serotonin deficiency but is there a reason for it happening so suddenly?

What is the medical cause of sudden depression? I know its related to serotonin deficiency but is there a reason for it happening so suddenly?

DEPRESSION: Get an evaluation from a psychiatrist to help identify what depression means to you and whatever else may be bothering you. Consider recommendations for medication if any are given. Get a referral for a reputable psychotherapist to speak with. Meds and therapy combined are most optimal; no just one or the other. ...Read more

Gluten (Definition)

Wheat barley rye contains gluten, a protein molecule that in susceptible people can cause reactions and long term illness. There is celiac, the most well known and severe gluten disease. There is gluten sensitivity, affecting more people, but usually milder. There is wheat allergy, less common than the others. The treatment, for now, is to avoid all gluten in ...Read more


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I had been on SSRI for 3months but it cause sleepiness,I thought it is going to boost mood ?Doesthat mean I don't have serotonin deficiency but other?

I had been on SSRI for 3months but it cause sleepiness,I thought it is going to boost mood ?Doesthat mean I don't have serotonin deficiency but other?

If it boosts your: mood stay on it and consider taking it at night, since its causing sleepiness. Consult with your prescribing MD first, but this is the common way of dealing with this pattern of side-effects. If you're not getting a mood lift, then consider changing to another medication. Again, consult with your MD before making changes. Serotonin deficiency is a little deeper and broader topic... ...Read more

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Could a serotonin or dopamine deficiency in one's blood cause depression/anxiety? Or are the blood ser. And dop. Unrelated to the ones in brain?

Could a serotonin or dopamine deficiency in one's blood cause depression/anxiety? Or are the blood ser. And dop. Unrelated to the ones in brain?

Unrelated: Assays for serotonin and Dopamine in the blood are not reliable indicators of these substances in the brain's synaptic spaces. You may be offered these assays by "independent medical thinkers", but you would not do well to rely on them. Depression and anxiety are biopsychosocial phenomena and must be addressed as more than "chemical imbalances" -- their many aspects are all important. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people out there have a serotonin deficiency? How common is this?

Do a lot of people out there have a serotonin deficiency? How common is this?

Nobody has one: "Low serotonin" hypothesis of depression was debuked 15 years ago. There is a lag between scientific advancement and widespread clinician recognition. Old hypothesis was assumption based due to serendipitous success with the first anti-depressants then backtracking on mechanism. Science has shown much stronger link to modulation of G proteins, 2nd messenger systems, and gene expression (CREB, etc) ...Read more

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Does gingko biloba increase the serotonin level in the brain? Can it help a person with attention deficiency issues and also some anxiety?

Good question: No one really knows. Most who recommend it are just guessing or using testimonial evidence .It is a nutritional supplement....Not approved for treatment of any of the things you stated by fda...When you use these products you are experimenting on yourself...See your primary care physician.. ...Read more

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How does muscle weakness from glucocorticoids differ from that from vita d deficiency and that from serotonin toxicity?

How does muscle weakness from glucocorticoids differ from that from vita d deficiency and that from serotonin toxicity?

Weakness.: Weakness is weakness no matter the cause. That said, steroids can in some instances cause weakness via damage to type 2 muscle fibers (those that produce power). Vit d def also causes atrophy of type 2 muscle fibers which tends to be more reversible (with vit d replacement). Serotonin toxicity causes uncontrolled muscle spasms which, if severe, can cause severe muscle breakdown (type 1 & 2 fibers). ...Read more

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What causes irregular menstrual cycles, vitamin D deficiency, peripheral neuropathy, gluten intolerance, high cholesterol, fatigue, low BBT?

What causes irregular menstrual cycles, vitamin D deficiency, peripheral neuropathy, gluten intolerance, high cholesterol, fatigue, low BBT?

Menses: There are many causes of irregular menses and you should see a Gynecologist about this. Vitamin D deficiency is unnecessary. Over the counter bottles with 1000 mg daily should be enough. Gluten intolerance is telling you to slow down taking any gluten. High cholesterol can be treated and your doctor will assist you. Fatigue - why? ...Read more

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What causes high cholesterol, irregular menstrual cycles, vitamin D deficiency, peripheral neuropathy, gluten intolerance, fatigue, low BBT?

What causes high cholesterol, irregular menstrual cycles, vitamin D deficiency, peripheral neuropathy, gluten intolerance, fatigue, low BBT?

Inactivity: Can't think of one possible cause except inactivity, being sedentary can lead to all what you described either directly or indirectly, see your doctor, start an exercise program suitable for your state of health, good luck ...Read more

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How can I know if my stomach problems are caused by gluten intolerance?

How can I know if my stomach problems are caused by gluten intolerance?

Start with testing: Simple blood tests can confirm or exclude gluten sensitivity. If the findings are negative, you can stop there and explore other possibilities.If positive, there is much variability in the problem and further tests may be needed to help management.Since other important disorders can be found in gluten sensitive patients, self diagnosis by avoiding gluten should not be considered safe. ...Read more

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Food Intolerance (Definition)

Sensitivity means allergy. Intolerance means something else - usually an inability to digest a component of the food in question. If you are intolerant to cow's milk it could be because you can't digest milk sugar also called lactose. That is called lactose intolerance which is due to lack of an enzyme that digests the milk sugar. The ...Read more


Serotonin (Definition)

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