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Social Anxiety Disorder Caused By Too Much Serotonin?

Those with social anxiety disorder are reported to suffer from debilitating, uncontrollable anxiety in social situations.  This condition, also known as “social phobia” can lead to an intense fear of public speaking, forming friendships, maintaining social bonds, and even getting a job.  Individuals living with social anxiety often isolate themselves, suffer from low self-esteem, and …

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How To Increase Serotonin Levels

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that is derived from the amino acid tryptophan.  Most people know that serotonin is associated with mood.  It has long been marketed that high serotonin results in happiness, and low serotonin results in major depression.  Despite the incessant marketing of serotonin to the mainstream by pharmaceutical companies, serotonin does more than …

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Low Serotonin Levels (Symptoms)

Everyone’s heard that low serotonin levels are associated with depression. While the serotonin theory of depression may be valid for some people, clearly not everyone with depression has low serotonin. However, we do know that for the majority of people, SSRIs (selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitors) help treat depression. This has lead many people to wrongfully conclude …

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