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Use of neurotransmitter precursors for treatment of depression.

@article{Meyers2000UseON,
  title={Use of neurotransmitter precursors for treatment of depression.},
  author={S. Meyers},
  journal={Alternative medicine review : a journal of clinical therapeutic},
  year={2000},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={
          64-71
        }
}
  • S. Meyers
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine
  • Alternative medicine review : a journal of clinical therapeutic
  • Insufficient activity of the neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine is a central element of the model of depression most widely held by neurobiologists today. In the late 1970s and 1980s, numerous studies were performed in which depressed patients were treated with the serotonin precursors L-tryptophan and 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), and the dopamine and norepinephrine precursors tyrosine and L-phenylalanine. This article briefly reviews the published research on the efficacy of… CONTINUE READING
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