Neurotransmitter Testing for Young and Adults With Depression and Anxiety?
Yes, Neurotransmitter testing is an incredible tool in knowing if there is an imbalance in the chemical messengers in the brain. Neurotransmitter testing can untangle complex and recurring health conditions that can underlie your symptoms. Neurotransmitter testing results are like nerve fingerprints; each one is unique and provides us with a wealth of information. Once we know which neurotransmitters are elevated and which are low then we know which ones need to be targeted instead of guessing which ones might work. Guessing which class of drugs are to be recommended and prescribed can lead to ineffective, time-consuming and expensive efforts to ease the symptoms. These drugs also have numerous significant side-effects.
Serotonin uptake inhibitor drugs are the most commonly prescribed class of drugs used to boost serotonin levels in an individual. Sometimes it works and sometimes it helps but there can still be a left over feeling of low mood, anxiety and chronic depression.
A neurotransmitter testing panel consist of 6 individual neurotransmitters tests that can make the difference in depression, autism, ADD, learning difficulties, foggy brain, trouble focusing, sleep difficulties, low mood, poor memory, dementia, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s, disease.
Your symptoms can be caused by many different underlying nervous system imbalances. For example, recurring anxiousness could be caused by high glutamate levels, low serotonin or high epinephrine levels, among other imbalances.
These imbalances can be helped with nutraceuticals and amino acids which are specific for your testing results and can be used with and without other drug therapy. These alternatives and additions are virtually free of side effects.
A simple one time urine test can identify which neurotransmitter(s) may be playing a role in your health concerns!