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What happens when I don't have enough serotonin in my brain synapses?
18 doctors weighed in

Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
8 doctors agree
In brief: Serotonin
Some symptoms would include being anxious in typically low stress situations, being impatient, fatigue, can't focus, sugar cravings, aches.

In brief: Serotonin
Some symptoms would include being anxious in typically low stress situations, being impatient, fatigue, can't focus, sugar cravings, aches.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry
8 doctors agree
In brief: Tricky question
This is a tricky question, as there is no way to measure serotonin in the brain synapses of living humans.
Many (not all) antidepressants increase synaptic serotonin, so many people assume depression must be due to "low serotonin." there's no direct evidence for this. Some antidepressants don't act on serotonin, at least directly, & we literally don't know how any antidepressant affects mood.

In brief: Tricky question
This is a tricky question, as there is no way to measure serotonin in the brain synapses of living humans.
Many (not all) antidepressants increase synaptic serotonin, so many people assume depression must be due to "low serotonin." there's no direct evidence for this. Some antidepressants don't act on serotonin, at least directly, & we literally don't know how any antidepressant affects mood.
Dr. Steven Reidbord
Dr. Steven Reidbord
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6 doctors agree
In brief: Hallucinations
Although, lsd increases serotonin excessively and causes hallucinations.

In brief: Hallucinations
Although, lsd increases serotonin excessively and causes hallucinations.
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Dr. Caroline Cribari
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Dr. Paul Gilson
Neurology
In brief: Depression
People who lack seratonin are often depressed and/or anxious.
Proper diagnosis can be obtained from a psychologist or psychiatrist evaluation.

In brief: Depression
People who lack seratonin are often depressed and/or anxious.
Proper diagnosis can be obtained from a psychologist or psychiatrist evaluation.
Dr. Paul Gilson
Dr. Paul Gilson
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