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8 Serotonin Deficiency Symptoms That You Can Identify Yourself

8 Serotonin Deficiency Symptoms That You Can Identify Yourself

Serotonin is a powerful brain chemical that profoundly affects your mood, so knowing whether you’re deficient is a key first step to overcoming troubling mood and impulse control problems. Having one or more of the eight serotonin deficiency symptoms discussed here will be a strong clue that you may indeed

Causes of Depression: 7 Major Factors

Causes of Depression: 7 Major Factors

If you become ill, usually you can pinpoint a reason. A stiff, swollen joint, for example, might be due to injury or to a chronic disease like arthritis, while an upset stomach might be due to food poisoning. The causes of depression are harder to pin down. And unfortunately, they

Is My Daytime Sleepiness Really Narcolepsy?

Is My Daytime Sleepiness Really Narcolepsy?

The term “narcolepsy” may conjure up almost comical images of someone falling asleep in the middle of a conversation. But this sleeping disorder is no laughing matter to those who struggle with it. Narcolepsy symptoms include more than excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS). They include bouts of muscle weakness (cataplexy) and

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7. Living with Depression and Providing Support to Others

Depression can quickly turn into a self-perpetuating cycle. You feel awful, so you refuse to do anything you once thought was fun. You stay home and never invite anyone over. Your inactivity and isolation in turn feed your depression. The key to overcoming depression is to break that cycle.
In this

4. Diagnosing Depression

Once you’ve made that important first step to go see your doctor or a mental health professional for your depression symptoms, these experts will give you a comprehensive assessment to determine whether you are indeed suffering from the condition. This section describes some of the things that might happen during

Ask the Experts: ADHD; Atrial Flutter; Foot Pain

Q. A good friend of mine has all the symptoms of attention-deficit-hyperactvity disorder. Is it possible for an adult to have this? How should it be treated?
A. While attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is thought of as a children’s issue, as many as 15 million American adults also have the disorder. Sometimes

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