Test For Serotonin Level

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Asked by Marishka

Test For Serotonin Level

Hi, I just spent way too much money that I don't have to spend, but finally went to a naturopathic doctor after trying many many antidepressants and other mood stabilizers. She said I could test my neurotransmitter levels and gave me a box to put some urine and saliva in to send to the center. I didn't know you could do this? She said my insurance would probably cover this test. Should I do it? Has anyone heard of it?

thanks,

Marishka

Answer

Hi Marishka,

I know you posted this quite awhile ago, but I was wondering if you found a diagnosis and effective treatment? Many people have posted similar questions and I would love to hear from you.

On a personal note, I recently had a saliva test analyzed by a new company. They suggested a treatment option and it has been effective so far (I also seemed to have antidepressant resistance.) The procedure has probably improved over the years, and they tested many genetic factors. You might check with a psychiatrist for more information.

You also might want to check out these articles:

The Chemical Imbalance Myth of Depression - Here are Some Better Explanations

Repost - Ten Depression Myths Busted

Antidepressant Studies - Getting the Whole Picture

Taking Antidepressants: Myths vs. Facts

Hope you are well!