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What are the symptoms of GABA and serotonin deficiencies?

I have dealt with very high levels of depression, anxiety, chemical dependency and suicidal thoughts/actions my entire adult life. Could I still have a serotonin deficiency even though every SSRI that I ve ever tried has failed to help? Could it be a GABA deficiency instead? Could it be both?
Mon, 18 Apr 2016
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Hello dear
Understand your concern.
You need immediate psychiatric consult for treatment.
SSRI will help in depression but you should take other drugs depends upon the severity of the disease.
All these your symptoms may be due to the chemical imbalance of neurotransmitter like GABA and Serotonin.
Along with drugs you also need behavioral and cognitive therapy along with counselling.

Following are the symptoms of GABA and serotonin deficiencies:
Anxiety
Depression
Mood swings
Insomnia
Tremor
Headache
Fatigue, malaise
Loss of interest
Inability to concentrate

Hope this may help you
Best regards
Dr. Sagar
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What are the symptoms of GABA and serotonin deficiencies?

Hello dear Understand your concern. You need immediate psychiatric consult for treatment. SSRI will help in depression but you should take other drugs depends upon the severity of the disease. All these your symptoms may be due to the chemical imbalance of neurotransmitter like GABA and Serotonin. Along with drugs you also need behavioral and cognitive therapy along with counselling. Following are the symptoms of GABA and serotonin deficiencies: Anxiety Depression Mood swings Insomnia Tremor Headache Fatigue, malaise Loss of interest Inability to concentrate Hope this may help you Best regards Dr. Sagar