A couple of years before I started University, I lived a completely different life. Today I can recognize the symptoms of a dysfunctional serotonin system, something I could not back then.
Low Serotonin Causes
We have more material things than ever before, but happiness seems to slip through our fingers. In our relentless pursuit of happiness we do the things that destroy it.
We wreck our health, both mentally and physically. The results are low levels of the chemicals that put smiles on our faces.
The number of americans on SSRI antidepressants nearly doubled between 1999 to 2012, from 7% to 13%.Are a special class of drugs that block reuptake of serotonin. This leads to increased concentration of serotonin in the synaptic cleft.
Low Serotonin Symptoms:
Low serotonin can lead to feelings of [1,2]:
Feeling negative thoughts is a part of the human experience and is not to be avoided at all costs. They are what makes the good experiences of life stand out – the black background to the colorful paintings of life. You are worthy of a fantastic life. You are worthy of a life where these bad feelings are natural reactions and only sporadic. None of these feelings should be chronic.
Other Symptoms of Low Serotonin:
Low serotonin levels can also lead to [3,4,5]:
- Feeling empty
- Low interest in hobbies and activities
- Low energy levels
- Difficulty concentrating, remembering and making decisions
- Sleep problems
- Unexplained changes in weight and appetite
- Physical aches and pains
- Thoughts of suicide
- Impulsive aggression
- Difficulty regulating emotions
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Gut inflammation
If you have some or many of these symptoms, you’re not alone. There is also some light at the end of the tunnel. If low serotonin is the cause of your symptoms of depression, you have an angle of attack. If you increase your serotonin level, many or most of these symptoms will be reduced or even disappear. This can be done naturally in addition to, or without, medical drugs.