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Hi my name is XXXXXXX and i've been feeling symptoms of a chemical imbalance for 3 years now. i was diagnosed in 2013 0f GAD (generalized anxiety) & Major depression but i need a second opinion because I've tried citalopram, prozac and even supplements like 5-HTP, SaMe, St XXXXXXX wort, vitamin B complex. i even added more exercise to my routine along with a simple diet and yet i still feel no MAJOR difference want to know which chemicals to the brain are needed? and how can i reestablish the 4 main Neurotransmitters if need be?
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These neurotransmitters are deficient at the brain synapses
Thus the medicines have been devised that increase some of these neurotransmitters at the synapses
These antidepressants have to tried for atleast 3 weeks in a row to see any effect
is there an antidepressant out there particularly for GAD? because i feel like i've been taking the wrong meds
Antidepressant need to be switched if one is not working until the one that works is found
It is also possible that you are stressed but no change in neurotransmitters
that is the reason why antidepressants are not working
why because of stress?
because i do have a little but it's only because the symptoms are affecting my everyday life
i'm not able to perform well on the job, and things that are usually second nature to me seem difficult to do now.
In such a scenario you need to try a new antidepressant until you find a suitable one
oh ok take it for atleast 3 weeks?
yes A minimum of three weeks treatment is required to see an effect
what are those? supplements?
These are also antidepressants
I dont think supplements will be very helpful
ahh ok yeah i'm starting to think so myself. supplements can only help for mild depression
what are the 4 main neurotransmitters?
There are two main neurotransmitters
serotonin and norepinephrine
dopamine deficiency may be sometimes there
So most antidepressants act on the two main neurotransmitters
for example one group is called as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors
yeah SSRI i've heard of that ok..... i know serotonin is for the mood....what is the other for?
that is also for mood
Do you have any question?
uh that's all ok well i'll try to find something for it. and hopefully it will help my focus because my concentration is off and mental well being
You should also try meditation
It will help with focusing
Hope it helps
breathing techniques are also useful
try to find a course near you that teaches that
ok i'll try it hope it helps too...thanks
It helps a lot of people
Thanks for consulting me
thank you as well
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