Serotonin

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  • Serotonin And Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    This is because OCD is caused by a defective Serotonin neurotransmitter. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter in the brain that controls mood, appetite, and sleep (NCBI, 2015). If one’s body does not receive enough Serotonin, a communication breakdown occurs within the nerves (IODCF, 2013). The gene for Serotonin is located at SLC6A4. That gene can be found on the q arm of chromosome 17 at location 11.2 (Gene Cards, 2014). Serotonin deficiencies are also related to other anxiety-related disorders that are related to the location SLC6A4 (OMIM,…

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  • Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors Essay

    side effect on its own, what we are really looking at is how these drugs are made to work and what that mechanism does to the body. The most commonly prescribed type of anti-depressant medication is known as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI), sold under several names ranging from Prozac to Zoloft. According to the Mayo Clinic, SSRIs help treat symptoms of depression by increasing the levels of serotonin in the brain by blocking the reabsorption of serotonin in the brain. However,…

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  • Serotonin Essay

    If you are wondering what exactly is Serotonin, “it acts as a Neurotransmitter inside the brain which is a type of chemical that helps relay signals from one part of the brain to the other, it is what also helps with bowel movements” (Bouchez, Collette, WebMD). Some of the cells that are affected by Serotonin are related to mood, memory, and learning. How does this relate to music? Well, whenever you listen to music your brain is processing the music you are listening to which involves both…

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  • Informative Essay On Methylenedioxymethamphetamine

    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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  • Biological Theories Of Depression Essay

    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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  • The Term Effects Of Ecstasy

    about 2 hours. After that, a user experiences a plateau effect for about 2 hours. During the plateau a user will still feel the pleasurable effect but it is less intense and other effects begin to appear. It is also likely that a user will start to seek the intense high again, but the drug is still active in the body and taking more can be dangerous. Taking the drug again during this plateau is known as boosting or stacking. Stacking is referred to taking two are more ecstasy pills at one time…

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  • Function Essay: The Chemistry Of Emotions

    main chemicals like serotonin and dopamine. First we will do a brief overview of how…

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  • Leptin Essay

    The Role of Leptin in the Brain for Catecholamine (TH) Neurons, Serotonin (5HT) Neurons and Orexin Neurons Name Course College Tutor Date CHAPTER II: LITERATURE REVIEW 2.1 Introduction Leptin is a hormone that plays a crucial role in regulation of food intake and in energy homeostasis (1-3). The hormone was initially identified in mutant mice displaying extreme obesity and feeding excessively. A few decades later, it was revealed that the mutant mice had inadequate proper leptin signalling…

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  • Anxiety-Like Behavior In Invertebrates

    cross-shaped maze after being exposed to an electrical field for thirty minutes. The maze was designed with four equal parts- two being lighted areas and two dark areas. The next step was to watch the crayfish’s behavior. The crayfish that showed more anxious tendencies would remain in the dark areas where the controlled crayfish (ones not exposed to the electric field) explored the entire maze. In response to the crayfish that showed features of anxiety, the article states: “This behavior is an…

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  • Negative Effects Of Loss Of Parents

    increase is less likely attributed to the death itself and possibly the unfavorable circumstances after the death (Berg, Rostila, Hjern, 2016, p. 1096). These unfavorable circumstances can be things such as stability, loss of security, and even the loss of family routines can cause emotional and behavioral problems. It is possible for these emotional and behavioral problems to continue to influence the psychological health throughout heir life. Effects of loss of parent on Serotonin transporter…

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