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Re: Serotonin/Norepinephrine... Can PET scan help?

Posted by Nancy on April 8, 1999, at 13:28:02

In reply to Re: Serotonin/Norepinephrine... Can PET scan help?, posted by saint james on December 31, 1998, at 0:49:35

> > helping myself... found this site:
> james here...
> Well Serotonin/Norepinephrine are only a part of the picture in mood disorders...neurobiology is so very very complicated. S and N are NT's we know about but there is a lot else going on we don't. I take the position that if you clearly have depression what these levels are is not much use till we get the big picture of neurology. I do realize that many would find comfort it being able to say "Look...i got his lab test that says my NT's are low...that is why I am depressed."
> james

Hi James. You and I are on the same wavelength. I, too, am on the side of hard science. Affective disorders are dependent upon, both, neuroanatomy and biochemistry. For, it is not only either a lack of NT's or anomolous NT reuptake. Scientist must study other biological pathways. For instance, receptor sites at the afferent neuron. Also, the "kindling" that occurs in the limbic system of manic depressives. Such self-stimulation of neuronal kindling is something that is baffling to scientists.

There is so much more that all of us could be studying to enlighten ourselves. Learn for the sake of knowledge. Demystify and destigmatize affective disorders.





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