Understanding the level of Serotonin and Dopamine in a depressed person’s brain

Dopamine and serotonin levels in depression

Let us look at the state and level of two neurochemicals called serotonin and dopamine in a depressed person’s brain. A small background and context: Neurotransmitters/Neurochemicals are chemicals that allow neurons (brain cells) to communicate with each other. Some cells use specific neurotransmitters/neurochemicals for communication. There are over 60 neurotransmitters across the whole brain in …

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Impulse control disorders: Many itches to scratch and blackheads to pop

Humans like to think they are in control. This includes the ability to control impulses and urges. But, some people have difficulty controlling their impulses and can’t resist the urge to do something harmful. These people are said to suffer from a psychological disorder known as Impulse control disorder. Impulse control disorders (ICDs) are common …

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How to remain calm: reducing stress, anxiousness, and social anxiety

Emotion words: How to overcome anxiety and stress

Life gives you lemons and sometimes you can’t make a lemonade, or have a tequila, or fling some dirt, or paint it black, or punch a wall. So this post will steer away from all motivational, inspirational ideas and give you mental techniques to combat anxiety, nervousness, and stress. Stress and anxiety is a fundamental …

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45 common symptoms of mental illness – signs of depression and anxiety

Identifying mental health problems

I’m glad that there is a lot of emphasis on mental health care today. Looking at the work counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, and writers are doing, I’m confident that people are aware that mental health is a part of health that needs attention. We will soon look at some mental illness symptoms and signs of depression …

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The Kiki Bouba effect – research overview & explanation

The kiki bouba experiment psychology

…. Deep inside your brain, cross-modal correspondences make you human. The Kiki-Bouba effect: Which shape do you think is ‘KIKI’ and which one do you think is ‘BOUBA’? ……..…………. What is your answer?….…..…………. Do you think the left one is KIKI and the right one is Bouba?..…… Yeah? Or do you think it was the …

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How to help a friend with depression (Guide & Examples)

How to talk with depressed people (guide)

What to say to a depressed person – 30 examples. In the previous article, I went through 15 sentences that you should not use while talking to depressed people. Those sentences are commonly used and are pretty unhelpful. If you haven’t read that article, I recommend going through that after this one. Here, we will …

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15 things to NOT say to depressed people… and why you shouldn’t say them

What Not to say to depressed people (examples)

Lots of people around us could be depressed or suicidal. We often never know because there is a communication barrier. It’s not easy figuring out what to say when someone tells you about their depression and thoughts of ending their life. Thinking of the right things to say to someone who is depressed or suicidal …

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How to be happy – 8 Genuine ways to create a happy life (And Improve Well-being)

How to to happy - 8 scientific tips on happiness

These positive psychology insights will teach you how to become happy and how to live a happy life. Let’s backtrack a bit. People talk about happiness in many ways. We hear and use sentences like “I’m looking for happiness” and “I’m searching for what makes me happy.” There is even a movie called “The pursuit …

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