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    Looking for information on how much each antidepressant and antipsychotics affects serotonin level and receptors

    Looking for information on how much each antidepressant and antipsychotics affects serotonin level and receptors I have been diagnosed bipolar, ptsd, ocd and anxiety disorder. I have been in treatment for about 15 years with little success. I am a serotonin syndrome suffer anytime I take and...
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    Hi ! I was wondering. Is there any natural way to higher serotonin secretions by the brain ? Heard that dattes and bananas are full of tryptophan which is an amino acid the body extracts serotonin (hydroxy-tryptamine) from. I heard about some serotonin sub-receptors but i want to avoid meds as...
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    Why are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) so popular?

    Is it simply easier/safer to prescribe an SSRI than any other type of treatment? Are most cases of depression caused by a serotonin problem? When SSRIs came out on the market at the beginning of the 90s, big pharma marketed them as the new wonder pills with almost no side effects, but today we...
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    Does anyone have any experience with Serotonin Syndrome?

    Serotonin Syndrome was used as an excuse to not give me adequate pain relief this spring when I was really hurting. As in pinging a 9 to 10 on the 1-10 pain chart and thinking how I had never hurt that bad in all my life, not even with Pitocin induced childbirth, barely able to even breathe...
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    Trintelix (Vortioxetine) - New SSRI-like medication!

    Trintellix is an atypical antidepressant, a serotonin modulator and stimulator. Pharmacodynamics Trintelix is a so-called "serotonin modulator and stimulator". It has been shown to possess the following pharmacological actions: SERT*[Serotonin transporter] Inhibition NET*[Norepinephrine...
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    Boosting serotonin naturally

    Hello there, this is my first ever post. I am 36 years old. When I was 20, I was diagnosed with OCD by a psychiatrist who prescribed SSRIs. All seemed to go well but after 4 months, the pills got me mania, one of their side effects. The psychiatrist started changing pills to bring down the...
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    How are serotonin antagonists used to treat depression?

    I was recently prescribed Lutuda for bipolar depression. Upon further research it seems it is used mainly for schizophrenia treatment and is a dopamine and serotonin receptor blocker/antagonist? That's where the confusion lies. Isn't depression thought to be caused because these receptors are...
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    How Do Antidepressants Really Work?

    How Do Antidepressants Really ‘Work’? How Do Antidepressants Really ‘Work’? Is serotonin an upper or a downer? The evolution of the serotonergic system and its role in depression and the antidepressant response. - PubMed - NCBI "Researchers shed light on the significant problems with the...
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    hey what can i do to increase my mood

    hey so iv been looking into foods that naturaly increases serotonin and dopamine levels i tried excersising i am on anti depressants..but my mood is still realy realy low,i mean its like if you removed every bit of happyness and good feelings inside what you left with is just pure...
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    Testing serotonin levels?

    Hi , guys! I tested today my serotonin level in blood, they told me that it correlates with level in brain, result will be in 21! days. Did anyone here do it?Did anyone use 5HTP and can I use it with AD? It is weird if it is low, but it will probably be, I am depressed and anxious,sometimes...
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    Depression: It’s Not Your Serotonin

    Story link here>>>> Depression: It
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    5-HTP: Prozac’s True Alternative

    5-HTP: Prozac's True Alternative | Wake Up World Van Praag’s and Young’s work suggests that 5-HTP is more likely to be effective for those suffering an anxious, agitated, aggressive, irritable depression and is rarely effective for those suffering from a severe, vegetative, total “blahs”￾ type...
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    Social Anxiety Disorder Linked to High Serotonin Levels,

    Social Anxiety Disorder Linked to High Serotonin Levels, Throwing Treatment with SSRIs into Serious Question | Depression and other mental health problems are at epidemic levels judging by the number of antidepressants prescribed each year. According to CDC data,1 one in 20 Americans over the...
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    Social Anxiety Tied to Overabundance of Serotonin

    Individuals who suffer from social phobia tend to produce too much serotonin, according to a new study conducted by Finnish researchers at Uppsala University. In fact, the more serotonin they produce, the more anxious they become in social situations. These findings are in complete contrast to...
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    SSRI mechanism

    4 weeks before I was diagnosed with bipolar, I started taking Paxil because I was diagnosed with depression. Then my depression became worse, I was suicidal and in major depression. Why paxil made me worse? It's the most potent and selective SSRI they say. I should have more serotonin (or same...
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    Low serotonin is mythical cause of depression, says psychiatry professor

    Low serotonin is mythical cause of depression, says psychiatry professor The idea that depression is caused by low levels of serotonin and that certain antidepressants raise the levels of this neurotransmitter, is a myth, according to a professor of psychiatry writing an editorial article in...
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    Hi all, Just introducing myself. 40+ yo male, living on the East Coast of Australia. Always had self-confidence and depression issues since puberty at least (don't remember much before that). Not too sure how much to share or overshare here. So I'll start with a basic share. Having a...
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    Serotonin map of brain could lead to better targeted antidepressants

    Research that aims to map the activity of serotonin in the brain could revolutionise the use of antidepressants and behavioural therapy for people with mental illnesses. The neurotransmitter serotonin has long been associated with mood, with drugs that boost the chemical in the brain helping to...
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    Depression: It’s Not Your Serotonin

    Depression: It The Science of Psychiatry is Myth Rather than some embarrassingly reductionist, one-deficiency-one-illness-one-pill model of mental illness, contemporary exploration of human behavior has demonstrated that we may know less than we ever thought we did. And that what we do know...
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    New Research: Antidepressants Can Cause Long-Term Depression - Posted: 11/16/2011

    New Research: Antidepressants Can Cause Long-Term Depression - Posted: 11/16/2011 New Research: Antidepressants Can Cause Long-Term Depression*|*Dr. Peter Breggin [Active Links in Link] Remember/Warning - Shortly after Prozac became the best-selling drug in the world in the early 1990s, I...