why do i feel so depressed studying for a quiz on antidepressants?
the quiz is also on anxiolytics. i guess i am not so nervous.
well, it’s kind of hard to be depressed and anxious.
according to the current guesses (read: theories) of the biochemical processes of these disorders.
antidepressants are low in serotonin, norepinephrine, dopamine (maybe).
anxiety is too much norepinephrine (maybe).
the quiz is also on anti schizophrenic drugs.
good thing i’m not psychotic.
oh…

anyway, i don’t really understand why they stick serotonin with norepinephrine and dopamine. serotonin is synthesized from tryptophan (which is not excessive in turkey.) while dopamine and norepi are synthesized from tyrosine. they have very different chemical structures. but i guess the body breaks them down with the same MAO enzyme. maybe it’s not the same. just a huge family. it’s just not specific enough for my tastes i guess. but i guess they can just classify them all as hormones. i don’t know what i am saying.