Serotonin causes the startle response, and likely PTSD as well

As my readers know, I have posted quite a few threads in the past on the topic of PTSD. It is a condition that affects up to 30% of current/former military members, and is considered a condition of unknown cause and without treatment. Current treatment options consist of mostly symptom management with serotonergic (SSRI) drugs … Read more Serotonin causes the startle response, and likely PTSD as well

PUFA and serotonin promote each other, and likely cause mental illness

I neat new study that draws a direct parallel between PUFA-driven inflammation, serotonin and depression. As the study demonstrated, high levels of the PUFA arachidonic acid (AA) are highly correlated with lower density (expression) of the serotonin transported (SERT, 5-HTT), and the relationship is actually causative in both directions (AA<->serotonin). This results in increased serotonin … Read more PUFA and serotonin promote each other, and likely cause mental illness

SSRI drugs during pregnancy cause child autism, antiserotonin drugs cure it

Yet another study pointing the finger directly at serotonin as a major causative factor in autism. This study comes just days after I made the post on decreased allopregnanolone synthesis by placenta as a possible cause of autism. It pains me just to think that currently all SSRI drugs are rated as safe for pregnant … Read more SSRI drugs during pregnancy cause child autism, antiserotonin drugs cure it