Tag Archives: Serotonin

Fish Can Lower Risk of Depression by 20% in Men, 16% in Women

Fish can lower the risk of depression, say Chinese researchers, citing a sample study that involved 150 out of 278 participants. Fish, known for its Omega 3 fatty acids, can stimulate dopamine and serotonin levels in the human brain and these chemicals are major players in triggering depression. Several anti-depressant drugs such as SSRIs are manufactured to work directly to ...

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Try These Steps to Have the Perfect Sound Sleep

Career expectations, work stress, late night parties. In short, the modern lifestyle that has a direct impact on your sleep pattern often leaves you insomniac or close to it, these days. Lack of sleep not only affects your biological clock, but also puts you at higher risk of obesity, diabetes and heart problems. Additionally, it caters to the disability to ...

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Laughing Loud? It’s in Your Genes!

Sometimes people laugh too quickly and louder at the whip of a simple and undeserving joke. But now scientists are able to find a link to your own genes to smile, laugh or burst into a laughter. Specific genes in some people determine or control the serotonin to make them just smile or making them laugh loudly while watching cartoons ...

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Brain Chemical Serotonin Neurons Help Humans to Be More Patient

A recent study of researchers shows that the brain chemical, serotonin, that is widely targeted to treat depression also helps humans have patience in life. Serotonin is a neuromodulatory chemical that is targeted by antidepressant drugs, such as Prozac, which are widely used to treat depression and other disorders such aschronic pain. “We made serotonin neurons sensitive to light so when we illuminated ...

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