The Psychological Effects Of Serotonin

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  1. Such_Umami

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    Peat talks about serotonin being a stress hormone. We all know the scientific community thinks of it as a happy hormone. I'm wondering if there is some kind of bridge. Maybe serotonin is akin to a pain killer? We release it in moments of stress but it has stress relieving properties which take away the pain. Could that be the case?

    And if it is, then I wonder if the psychological actions of serotonin could be the "happy place" we goto when we don't want to combat the real world; day dreams and escapism.
     
  2. drk

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    see attached paper
     

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    What an exceptional paper, thank you @drk

    I think this paper is quite compatible with what Dr. Peat has talked about. One point it makes is that SSRI drugs are completely ineffective except that the brain tries to compensate for the damage they caused and that compensation make up for some depression or anxiety symptom relief.

    Dr. peat has talked about serotonin in terms not disssimilar to this review article, mainly a hormone involved in hibernation and down regulation of energy use.
     
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    Isn’t serotonin also linked to delta wave sleep ?
     
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