Does Extreme Stress And Depression Cause Serotonin Depletion? I M
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I read your query and understand your concerns.
It is true that extreme stress is both the cause as well as result of serotonin depletion. In other words depletion of serotonin brings stress and depression and chronic stress often causes serotonin depletion resulting in symptoms.
As I can see that you are already receiving Luvox I feel there is need to increase the dose because of ongoing stress. This is common observation that need for antidepressant increases during periods of extreme stress.
I must assure you that probably there is no loss of effect but there is change in physiology which requires higher dose.
I hope this helps you.
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