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cymraegish at gmail.com
Thu Nov 24 15:13:02 PST 2011
You can affect your serotonin through diet. There is no universal
treaemt it must be individualized
On 11/24/11, Koen Martens <gmc at sonologic.nl> wrote:
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> On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 01:47:13PM -0800, Felix Sargent wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 1:27 PM, Will Sargent
>> <will.sargent at gmail.com>wrote:
>> > 1) Direct sunlight.
>> > 2) 8 hours of sleep.
>> > 3) Movement outside.
>> > 4) Social interaction.
>> > 5) Regular meals.
>> > 6) Satisfying work.
> These are all very good suggestions, and doing the above will help you feel
> better overall.
> Yet, there is a chemical process at the heart of depression, the serotonine
> balance in the brain is a huge factor in this. I've been depressed ever
> since I remembered, even while all of the above were part of my upbringing
> for the first decade and some of my life. If you are born with a small
> defect in the production or re-uptake of serotonin, you can exercise all
> you want: it won't fix the defect.
> SSRI medication can help with that in part (always in combination with the
> above as far as i'm concerned), even though many in the community are very
> eager to bash anti-depressants. It can be a life saver!
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