can result from certain environmental triggers, such as stress or a break from an important emotional attachment. On a physical level, depression
and anxiety can also be the result of deficiencies in neurotransmitters. Research suggests that individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, or ADHD generally have a deficiency of one or more of the natural substances (neurotransmitters) that allow the brain cells to communicate with each other effectively.
There are four main neurotransmitters that create our moods:
- Dopamine/Norepinephrine (the natural energizer and mental focuser)
- GABA (our natural sedative)
- Endorphin (our natural pain killer)
- Serotonin (our natural mood stabilizer and sleep promoter)
Deficiencies in serotonin may result in sleep problems, anxiety, irritation, and other symptoms of depression. A deficiency in Norepinephrine is associated with fatigue and depressed mood. A deficiency in GABA is linked to anxiety and panic conditions.