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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 depression...so 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 »
Hello,

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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