posting here knowing very very little about brain chemicals and how they work.
maybe just a hypothesis based on things I've heard and read:
serotinin - gets the equipment moving. too much makes you
schizophrenic, too little makes you depressed.
dopamine - increases empathy somehow
but anybody know about medications?
celexa, paxil, etc... what do they do?
i hear, in addition to increasing serotonin they also build neurotransmitters somehow...???
anybody know how???
i realize this may belong in "human science," so moderators,
move it as you see fit. or leave it here.
Dave the Druid
01-03-03, 04:16 PM
I am currently taking paxil and buspar. The paxil has calmed me down, not from being hyper but by thinking about things too much.
Paxil is designed to releave anxiety and 'alter' neuro pathways that have been over run by stree pathing and restore natural pathing. It acts as an emotional leveler. Side effects include loss of sex drive.
Buspar doesn't have the afore mentioned side effect and it is supposed to improve your mood.
01-03-03, 04:19 PM
I wish i could help you out, but i know nothing of neurochemistry. There's alot of different types of natural opiates in the brain, nerve transmitters, chemical receptors...alot alot alot of different chemicals. i think someone on here could probably explain some things for us though..hopefully :D
so some of those medications
build new neuropathways
because they keep your stuff (whatever that is - your signals?)
from going down overrun pathways, like puts less pressure
on that worn in area of a brain, like a repeatable
neurotic path... like the path that says, "nobody likes me"
Try Tenessee Williams "Suddenly Last Summer" (about cutting wrond ideas away from the brain)
01-03-03, 09:20 PM
dopamine and serotonin are both synaptic chemical. That means that when your brain sends a signal down the long axons of your neurons chemicals like these are release at the end of the Axon so that they move the signal form one brain cell to the next. Different nerons I tour brain detect different chemicals. Dopamine is usually used by brain cell to control the sense of pleasure. Though it also used I the lower brain for muscle control.
Serotonin is more commonly attributed with the sense of happiness and mode control
Dave the Druid
01-04-03, 11:16 AM
your last post is essentially correct. Bad neropathways can repalce good ones and those paths will be used more frequently leading to depression amongst other things.
01-04-03, 01:07 PM
those medications you mentioned...those are SSRI's (serotonin re-uptake inhibitors)
so what does
re-uptake inhibiting DO
in the brain with the serotonin?
01-04-03, 05:47 PM
it prevent the neurons from gather back the serotonin it used. As a result this serotonin remains in the synapse longer inducing a stronger signal. Ecstasy is a very powerful SSRI if I remember HS drug class correctly (I donít remember much of HS most of it is traumatizing).
Dave the Druid
01-05-03, 09:55 AM
Picture multiple pathways one 'normal', another 'up' and another 'down'. Serotonin while important isn't the only neortransmitter. If the down path has taken preference over the normal the up take inhibitor the path back to normal is balanced between that and the down. The goal is to restore the normal path by keeping serotonin in those synapses.