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Does Serotonin have something to do with GAD?
« on: January 13, 2013, 11:14:26 PM »
I have noticed that when I am very happy..even if it's for a few minutes..all of my GAD symptoms cease to exist. When I'm having sex I don't feel my symptoms at all..when I'm having fun with friends I don't feel them..when I'm playing with our cats I don't feel weird or out of it...

Does this mean that serotonin (or dopamine? not sure which chemical is at work here) has something to do with anxiety? I know it definitely has something to do with maybe it's all related and connected...maybe those of us with GAD or any anxiety disorder are lacking adequate amounts of the feel-good chemicals in our brain..

What do you think?
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Re: Does Serotonin have something to do with GAD?
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2013, 08:37:28 AM »

I do believe that serotonin is a factor . . . you may want to do a web search of serotonin+general anxiety disorders and you will see an extensive literature on the interaction of serotonin with anxiety and depression (anxiety and depression are two sides of the same coin) . . . .take care, kc
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