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Re: A glass of dopamine BarbaraCat

Posted by katia on September 3, 2003, at 13:26:29

In reply to Re: A glass of dopamine katia, posted by BarbaraCat on September 3, 2003, at 11:38:15

Hi Barb,

>>Serotonin and dopamine balance each other. When serotonin is up, dopamine levels are down, and some new evidence says that it's actually the lack of dopamine and it's cohort norepinephrine that cause the anhedonia, the lack of energy and motivation, all the crap associated with depression

I've heard that that is used as a diagnositical tool. Depending on how your depression manifests itself - anhedonia or utter despair/crying all the time, depends on where your deficiency lies. As you know, not all depressions are the same and there are so many of neurotransmitters running around having good days and bad days and then fighting with each other for the spot light, there's not straightforward answer!

Also, the 5HTP helps with depression (or supposedly does) like an AD right? i shouldn't be on ADs anyway so I understand if it didn't help me at the time.

I'm trying to figure out what sort of state I've been experiencing the past week - mixed or depressed? It's important to know. Altho' i have no sexual partner, my sex drive is definitely not low. is this an indicator?
gotta run too.
Katia


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