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Mental Health: The Neurotransmitter Edition

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Release Date: Jun 11, 2018

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Mental Health: The Neurotransmitter Edition

Brain and mental health concerns affect a huge number of people. But, where does it all come from? Does it start, or continue, because of the way the brain and nervous system is working?

Some of it is genetic, passed down from our families. Some of it is triggered by stress and/or traumatic life events. Many times it seems to be related to “brain chemicals” called neurotransmitters. And, most likely, it’s a complex combination of many of these, plus other factors!

Today we’re talking neurotransmitters and their roles in mental health for stress and mood. Plus, I’ll let you in on what doesn’t work, as well as one major thing you can do to help to boost your brain health, mental health (and neurotransmitters)!

Subsections of the article:

  • Neuro-what? (Neurotransmitters)
  • How Neurotransmitters Work
  • Key Neurotransmitters
  • Key Neurotransmitter #1 – Serotonin (“happy”)
  • Key Neurotransmitter #2 – Norepinephrine (NE) (“alertness” and “stress”)
  • Key Neurotransmitter #3 – Dopamine (DA) (“motivation” and “behaviour”)
  • Neurotransmitters and Stress
  • Neurotransmitters and Mental Health
  • Foods, Supplements and your Neurotransmitters
  • Foods and Supplements for Serotonin?
  • Exercise for Brain and Mental Health
  • Exercise and Your Neurotransmitters
  • Conclusion

NOTE: If you think you may have any brain or mental illness, please see your licensed healthcare professional.

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