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Neuropharmacology: How do your drugs work?

Almost everyone uses medications at some point in their life, but what are they actually doing in the nervous system? Neuropharmacology is a branch of medical science dealing with the properties and actions of a drug on and in the … Continue reading

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Mood, blues, and reuptake pathways: Why common interventions are not always effective

According to Harvard Health Blog, about 1 in every 10 Americans takes an antidepressant.  The most commonly prescribed class of antidepressants is Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs). SSRIs block the removal of serotonin from the synapse, allowing serotonin to signal … Continue reading

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The Truth about Low Mood and Urinary Serotonin Levels

Last week’s post about serotonin and the immune connection got me thinking about the clinical utility of evaluating urinary serotonin levels. I have recently been fielding calls from practitioners questioning the value of urinary serotonin measures for patients with depression.  … Continue reading

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