Learning & education: Neurotransmitters

6 Medications that Induce Anxiety and Stress
Feb 01, 2024
In this article, we will look at six common medications and their potential to fuel anxiety. The medications discussed here range from beta-blockers, often used for cardiovascular conditions, to hormonal contraceptives, prescribed for birth control and other hormonal imbalances.
Beyond the Trip: Psychedelic Therapy
Nov 23, 2023
The use of psychedelics for their potential cognitive and mental health benefits is a topic that has gained attention in recent years. Psychedelics like LSD, psilocybin, DMT, ketamine, and MDMA have been explored for their nootropic and psychoplastogenic properties, making them intriguing subjects for research and clinical trials.
Mind Over Matter: Nicotine for Cognitive Enhancement
Nov 16, 2023
Nicotine is a chemical compound that naturally occurs in tobacco plants. It's notorious for its addictive properties and the severe health consequences of smoking. However, when you separate nicotine from the toxic components of tobacco and view it in isolation, a different narrative emerges.
Testing for Serotonin: Methods, Pathways, and Challenges
Nov 02, 2023
Testing for serotonin levels in the brain is very difficult. Although blood tests are available for serotonin, doctors tend to diagnose low serotonin based on symptoms, not blood concentrations. In the case of serotonin syndrome (high levels of serotonin caused by medication use), doctors use symptomatology and a thorough assessment of medications to arrive at a diagnosis [14,15].
Where is Serotonin Produced in the Body?
Oct 26, 2023
Serotonin is synthesized through a series of enzymatic reactions, beginning with the essential amino acid tryptophan. Essential amino acids cannot be produced by the body, hence the name, and must therefore be consumed through the food we eat. 
What is Anandamide? Explaining the Bliss Molecule
Oct 19, 2023
Anandamide is a neurotransmitter of the endocannabinoid system that is derived from arachidonic acid-containing membrane lipids and has numerous biological functions. Its effects are primarily mediated by the cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2, and the vanilloid TRPV1 receptor.

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