Originally Posted by Yael Grauer
Well, there ARE reasons neurotransmitters could be affected over time that have nothing to do with diet or sleep.
But I am just trying to figure out if it's those or the hormones that are most responsible. Where are all the science geeks?
I wish I was smart enough to be a science geek.
I think you just asked one of the BIG
questions. I wouldn't look for a definitive answer on this one for a while (ever).
I've tinkered with brain chemistry and this is an area where I split the difference with the naturopaths: control your diet, get fish oil and some moderate excercise outside, and talk therapies sorted first, then look at interventions.
SSRI's and Dopamine whoosey whatsits are super powerful drugs
that really do help a lot of people, for amny many others, their serotonin problems
get fixed by talk therapy alone. obviously, diet helps hugely as does excercise and sunlight. If the system is so easily altered, why use the nuclear option unless you have to?