Approaches: Biological Approach - Neurochemistry

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Neurochemistry
Chemical processes in the brain.
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Neurotransmitters
Chemicals released from the end of brain cells (neurons) allowing communication and relay messages to different areas. Different Types. Either has a excitation or inhibitory function.
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GABA (Gamma-amino butyric acid)
Inhibits activation of neurons - blocks brain signals. Controls fear and anxiety. Can help ADHD and reduces symptoms of PMS.
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Dopamine
NT, precursor of adrenaline. Helps control the brains reward and pleasure centers.
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Serotonin
Inhibits receiving neurons - carries the signal along. Affects mood. A deficit of serotonin leads to depression.
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Noradrenaline
Produced naturally. Used in injections for bad blood pressure. Fight or Flight chemical.
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Acetylcholine
NT, found in the nervous system. Acts on the Peripheral Nervous System (PNS)
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Chemicals released from the end of brain cells (neurons) allowing communication and relay messages to different areas. Different Types. Either has a excitation or inhibitory function.

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Inhibits activation of neurons - blocks brain signals. Controls fear and anxiety. Can help ADHD and reduces symptoms of PMS.

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NT, precursor of adrenaline. Helps control the brains reward and pleasure centers.

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Inhibits receiving neurons - carries the signal along. Affects mood. A deficit of serotonin leads to depression.

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