Serotonin

The SSRI Story

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This article focuses on selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI). SSRI's were designed to block the removal of the neurotransmitter serotonin from the brain synapse. Blocking reuptake cause...

The Depressing Truth about Antidepressants

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The article focuses on how antidepressants are viewed in the U.S. Prozac has become the fastest-growing prescription drug by 1994. One in ten American women take at least one antidepressant. Amer...

Epidemiology, Etiology, and Natural Treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder

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There is much more seasonal difference in higher latitudes than in lower latitudes. In a significant portion of the population of the northern United States, the shorter days of fall and winter p...

SSRIs: Are They As Safe As Promied? Part 2

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Part II. Discusses some of the side effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI), particularly the fluoxetine Prozac. Akathisia; Neurological side effects; Psychosis; Suicide; Depr...

Office Energy Boosters

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Shortcut moves to wake up your mind

If you're ready for a nap by midafternoon, you're not alone. One out of every two women report the energy drain that descends after lunch. Next time, try a quick, easy workout instead of coffee.

"Exercise gives you instant pep with no post caffeine or sugar crash," says Kelli Calabrese, personal trainer and American Council on Exercise spokesperson. Increased bloodflow also helps clear your head, and the release of pleasure chemicals, such as serotonin, improves your mood.

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