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My mom and grandpa and I are kind of grumpy. Dont we have enough serotonin? Is that familial?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: Unclear

Grumpy can cover a lot of ground.
Although depression is a possible cause, temperament--that's just they way they are--also may be the reason. There's no evidence that depression, if that's causing the problem, is a "serotonin deficiency" syndrome, just that antidepressants can help. If this is causing problems for you, consider getting assessed to see what is going on and what might help.

In brief: Unclear

Grumpy can cover a lot of ground.
Although depression is a possible cause, temperament--that's just they way they are--also may be the reason. There's no evidence that depression, if that's causing the problem, is a "serotonin deficiency" syndrome, just that antidepressants can help. If this is causing problems for you, consider getting assessed to see what is going on and what might help.
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