[Noisebridge-discuss] [hackerspaces] Please reach out

Christina Olson daravinne at gmail.com
Thu Nov 24 15:31:03 PST 2011


it's not just serotonin, it's also dopamine and oxytocin and probably
a range of other hormones (cross referencing hypothyroidism and
atypical depression gets interesting results).  I am also a member of
Mendeley and have found several preliminary studies connecting various
forms of childhood abuse with an inability to produce normal levels of
oxytocin, or an inability to produce it from normal stimuli (physical
contact with others).  I would personally like to see this line of
study pursued, but since oxytocin can't be simply administered (via
nasal spray or any other form of intake) there is little
pharmaceutical interest in putting money towards more studies.


On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 3:13 PM, Brian Morris <cymraegish at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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!
>>
>> - - gmc
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