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    In the article, “Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors And Risk of Suicide: A Systematic Review of Observational Studies” is a research about the link between selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor and the suicide rate. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) are class of antidepressant drugs on which many debates and research have taken place over the years and yet now there is no definite conclusion. In this peer-reviewed research, not only SSRI drugs were used, but also other antidepressant drugs were used in the experiment to draw a proper conclusion on if there is a possible relationship between antidepressant drugs and the increasing suicide rate. The experiment were carried by combining the results from independent studies which…

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    Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) remain the mainstay pharmacological treatment for OCD. They are fluoxetine, sertraline, paroxetine, fluvoxamine, citalopram and escitalopram. In this case, Mrs P was taking escitalopram. However, in contrast with depression, SSRIs treatment in OCD requires higher dosage and the response time is somehow longer. Usually, patient with depression respond to SSRIs within 2-6 weeks whereas patients with OCD take 10-12 weeks of response time (Dougherty,…

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    Serotonin Theory

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    Currently, there are substantial disagreements within the scientific community regarding the roots of depression. For decades, some psychologists and other professionals have supported the serotonin hypothesis of depression, which proposes that a shortage -or in some instances, an overload- of the chemical neurotransmitter serotonin causes depressive disorder. However, with increased research, along with refined imaging techniques in mood disorders, experts are beginning to reject the chemical…

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    Serotonin Synthesis

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    Serotonin (5-HT) is an important neurotransmitter and paracrine signalling molecule in all bilateral animals, where it mediates gut movements and the animal's perceptions of resource availability. 5-HT was found in the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract), blood platelets, and the central nervous system (CNS) [1] [2]. Approximately 90% of 5-HT in the human body is synthesized and released in the GI tract, and the remainder is synthesized in serotonergic neurons of the CNS. 5-HT is synthesized from…

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    Serotonin Research Paper

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    The hormone I chose to research is called Serotonin. It was first discovered by Vittorio Erspamer in Rome in 1935. American scientists then verified all of the findings in the late 1940’s. In 1948, Serotonin was named and isolated by Maurice M. Rapport, Arda Green, and Irvine Page. Serotonin is produced in the Pineal gland in the brain and also in the intestines. Majority of the body’s Serotonin is found, and has a key role, in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This hormone is also found in…

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    Serotonin Vs Serotonine

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    How is depression different due to low levels of serotonin vs. noradrenaline? Depression is defined as “a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and lost of interest” (Mayo Clinic). This disorder affects the way you feel, think and behave. Some symptoms of depression include difficulty concentrating and making decisions, feelings of guilt, worthlessness, hopelessness and pessimism, helplessness, irritability, loss of interest in activities once pleasurable such as sex and…

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    Serotonin Research Paper

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    Welcome to the world where Newton’s laws do not exist. Our planet is called Serotonin. In Serotonin, you have the ability to float in mid-air just as if you were floating in space. We are able to float from place to place but not in a fast pace because in our world acceleration does not exist. Everything and everyone is in slow motion, which makes it hard for our citizens to get to places on time. We are able to pick up objects twice our size, it’s actually easier to do construction work on our…

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    room. Intensify you club experience with 3,4- methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) or what is better known as ecstasy. Let’s get down to business and talk about the popularity of this drug, along with its destructive nature. Zooming into the brain, neurons release chemical substances that are called neurotransmitters. These chemicals are responsible for daily life and basic bodily functions. Ecstasy primarily targets many parts of the brain that contain the neurotransmitter called serotonin.…

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    This means that the serotonin levels are the main part in major depression and it is important to keep the levels stable with norepinephrine in order not to have depression or mania. If an individual has low levels of serotonin and norepinephrine, they would be depressed. However, if they have low levels of serotonin and high levels of norepinephrine, they would have a serious mental illness as they may have bipolar disorder. The psychological theories are focused on cognitive theories and…

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    seeks pleasure or motivation. In order for someone to be motivated to seek a reward, the VTA and the NaC must be stimulated. Studies have shown that chronic pain impairs the function of this dopamine system (Taylor, 2015). Furthermore, the decrease in dopamine might also explain the occurrence of depression and anxiety in the chronic pain population. Another neurotransmitter that plays a role in depression is serotonin. Serotonin has been identified as one of the many neurotransmitters that…

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