Thought I should learn some more about the two chemicals that my anti-depressants are acting on. Until bupropion all of my antidepressants were part of the SSRI family - selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Note: not a scholarly article. Don't use this as a resource for your thesis.
Serotonin fun facts:
Dopamine fun facts:
Norepinepherine (Noradrenaline) fun facts
The blood-brain barrier thing is a real bummer in some ways. It is easy to increase the level of chemicals in the bloodstream. Harder to influence the chemistry of the brain. I suppose it's a good thing. It's not like we want the brain's chemistry to be wildly fluctuating.
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