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Does the ssri increase or decrease serotonin release assay test results and the serotonin test results?

Does the ssri increase or decrease serotonin release assay test results and the serotonin test results?

You're fine: These medicines affect the processing of serotonin after it's released into the synapses in your brain. They won't affect your platelet studies. You're smart to ask, though. ...Read more

Serotonin (Definition)

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


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What is the deference between serotonin release assay and serotonin test for testing the effect on a depressed patient before and after taking ssri?

What is the deference between serotonin release assay and serotonin test for testing the effect on a depressed patient before and after taking ssri?

No such thing: The serotonin release assay is a test to measure the effects of your platelets to evaluate the effect of Heparin treatment in people who need it. It has nothing to do with depression or antidepressants. There is no serotonin test either. No tests exist to measure the effect of an antidepressant on an individual; only trial and error. ...Read more

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Is dextromethorphan an ssri or does it just release serotonin and then deplete it ?

Is dextromethorphan an ssri or does it just release serotonin and then deplete it ?

FormACough,ToALaugh: "Dextromethorphan is the dextrorotatory enantiomer of levomethorphan, which is the methyl ether of levorphanol, both opioid analgesics. It is named according to IUPAC rules as (+)-3-methoxy-17-methyl-9?,13?,14?-morphinan." Does that answer your question? A potent metabolite ( dextrorphan) raises the cough threshold. Nothing to do with serotonin in recommended doses. Prohibited sale to minors in CA ...Read more

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If SSRI's block reuptake of serotonin, when/how often is serotonin released? Since changes take a month, is it infrequent? Or you just need sooo much?

If SSRI's block reuptake of serotonin, when/how often is serotonin released? Since changes take a month, is it infrequent? Or you just need sooo much?

It's more complicate: When a neuron fires, after it does so it will reabsorb or "reuptake" some of the serotonin it released when it fired. To inhibit this process, the neuron needs to change so it has fewer openings available at that end. The drug causes some of the openings to close, a change which takes a while. It's called "down-regulating." ...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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If a certain meditation releases a lot of dopamine/serotonin, etc; is there a probability that overdoing it could down-regulate receptors in my brain?

If a certain meditation releases a lot of dopamine/serotonin, etc; is there a probability that overdoing it could down-regulate receptors in my brain?

Serontinergic: Receptors do down regulate when a medication is used, they up regulate when there is no seratonin. Down regulation of Dopamine receptors does occur in cases of abuse with cocaine, high dose amphetamine , etc, not with common medications for mood. Also people may have different levels of receptors without meds, thrill seekers needing more Dopamine release to feel a charge, . ...Read more

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If ur taken lithium carbonate and ur brain is gettin healed and makin serotonin but is hard 2 release cuz Ur schizoaffective bipolar wats tha trick?

If ur taken lithium carbonate and ur brain is gettin healed and makin serotonin but is hard 2 release cuz Ur schizoaffective bipolar wats tha trick?

A chemical trick : The medications used as mood stabilizers work in multiple ways to improve neurotransmission, increase the release of neurotransmitters in the brain, regulate the cell membrane's excitability, and balance the flux of ions across the membranes, etc. The healing effect of those medications is observed in the behavior and mood regulation. If there is good response, then it means that is working. ...Read more

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