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Your thoughts, moods and behaviours are the product of your brain – an exquisite spider’s web of neuronal connections and witch’s brew of neurochemicals.
It is this brew that is prone to change, and when “unbalanced” can cause dramatically altered behaviour. And your diet may have more to do with how you think than you would first suspect.
How your mood is made up.
Your mood is the product of chemicals in the brain called “neurochemicals”. This includes “neurotransmitters”, which are small molecules nerve cells (neurons) use to communicate with each other. One important neurotransmitter involved in mood is serotonin.
Many drugs that target the brain’s systems are designed to increase or decrease the levels of neurotransmitters. For example, many antidepressant medications such as fluoxetine or escitalopram are designed to block the disposal of serotonin and consequently increase its levels in the brain.
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