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It is a neurotransmitter that carries messages between cells and the brain. It functions as a hormone and is capable of regulating the mood of the individual.

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I want to know about serotonin and its connection to Alzheimer's.

Query: Hi doctor,I have been reading about serotonin and its connection to Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment. Can you explain how serotonin is involved in these conditions and if there are any potential impacts on cognitive health? Also, are there specific measures or treatments related to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Do not worry. I am here to take care of you. Serotonin is one of the neurological hormone transmitters available in the brain responsible for memory preservation, responsible for happiness, sleep, and temperature regulation. When this hormone de...  Read Full »

Kindly explain the link between serotonin and Alzheimer's.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a family member dealing with Alzheimer's disease, and I have heard about the potential role of serotonin in cognitive health, especially in cases of mild cognitive impairment. Can you provide a comprehensive understanding of how serotonin is linked to Alzheimer's and if there ar...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. Firstly, I would like to give you some information based on scientific research. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that plays a crucial role in various bodily functions, including mood regulation, sleep, and appetite. Recen...  Read Full »

My OCD medications caused depression. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from emotional and thought contamination OCD for over 30 years. I have been on Asentra (Zoloft) for a year now. My symptoms have weakened by 70 to 80 % since I took 200 mg. The problem is that when I am on Serotonin medication, I develop depression. I am tired all th...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi,Welcome to you for taking help from a psychiatrist.I can understand your situation.Serotonin medication does not cause depression, but it helps you to deal with depression. You may have OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) with major depressive disorder. There is non-pharmacologi...  Read Full »

I am struggling with depression and sleep. Please help.

Query: Dear Doctor, I have a problem of sleeping at a scheduled time. I always sleep in a different time and it is getting delayed every day, like a cycle. For example: If today I sleep at 9:00 pm, in few days I will be sleeping at 10:00 pm. And in a few weeks, I would sleep at 4:00 AM. I also have depress...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashish Khandelwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There is relation between low serotonin level and depression and anxiety. What is more important is how significant symptoms of these problem you have, how much are you distressed from these and whether they cause interference in your daily life (socio occupational d...  Read Full »

Does having three times more serotonin levels in a five-year-old boy indicate a carcinoid tumor?

Query: Hello doctor, My 5 years old son's serotonin level is 583 ng/mL, and the normal range is 50 to 200 ng/mL. So, we did chromogranin A blood test. It was 16, which is slightly elevated, as the normal range is 1.9 to 15. Should we be concerned and see a specialist? Please advise. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Chromogranin A level is just one marker. There are a lot of factors which may affect chromogranin A levels. It depends on the clinical suspicion of a tumor. Revert with more details of the history and radiological imaging. Revert with more information to a medical oncol...  Read Full »

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