Feeling hot, wobbliness in legs and tingling all over sounds like love at first sight.
Actually, NO, the symptoms are signs of a mood disorder, known as Generalized Anxiety. The symptoms above also combine with excessive worry, FEAR of the worst thing happening and the inability to concentrate.
Currently, in clinical trials pharmaceutical companies are FDA testing a chemical neurotransmitter known as glutamate as a cure for persistent depression and affective mood disorders. However, to gain presence in the market place a drug needs to be superior to a placebo. “A placebo is a substance or other kind of treatment that looks just like a regular treatment or medicine, but it’s not. It’s actually an inactive “look-alike” treatment or substance. This means it’s not a medicine.” Read more about that here
Stimulating Glutamate receptors has emerged as an attractive approach to healing. The results of the MARIGOLD Study : Patients with Major Depressive Disorder and an Inadequate Response to Ongoing Antidepressant Therapy have not been published yet.
However, the mental task of meditation has been studied by the University of Pennsylvania through Nuclear Brain Imaging.
During the study, researchers injected the arms of Buddhist Tibetan meditators with cerebral blood flow tracers and discovered Glutamate, GABA and serotonin were dramatically elevated. Meditation (defined as the task of focusing ones intent) demonstrated changes in cognition, sensory perception, and an increase in affect hormones.
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