Serotonin and depression. Is it always good to boost serotonin?

Serotonin and depression are very associated in the collective imagination. It is said that in depression there is a deficit of the neurotransmitter serotonin. In NeuroQuotient® we are clear that this is not always the case. To explain it, we will discuss serotonin reuptake – where the most commonly used drugs act – and we will see the serotonin paradox.

Let us remember that NeuroQuotient® is a tool, based on neuroscience, to facilitate development processes. In the certification to use it we deal with the fundamental issues in the relationship between neuroscience, and behavior and people’s well-being. In this learning process, in some cases, it is necessary to question certain ‘myths’. Let’s see an example.

Serotonin is fashionable. Everyone talks about the wonders of the neurotransmitter serotonin. If we don’t have a good serotonin level, we are lost. Fatal. To all this it helps that, in addition, we associate lack of serotonin and depression.

Is all of this correct? Won’t this be excessive?

Continue reading “Serotonin and depression. Is it always good to boost serotonin?”

Psychology and neuroscience. Depression, visual example. (series psychology and psychiatry -1)

We explain that the connection between psychology and neuroscience is remarkable in NeuroQuotient®. Although it is little explicit on the web. The relationship exists since the design of the model. NeuroQuotient was born from the answer to the question: What are the brain systems involved in the most frequent psychological disorders? We will see a graphic example about depression.

Professional people of psychology tell us that they appreciate a great potential to apply NeuroQuotient® in psychology. However, they do not see it reflected on the web.

They make us notice that we focus a lot on coaching and leadership, forgetting the connection between psychology and neuroscience that they see that NeuroQuotient® brings.

We can do nothing but accept that they are right. In both comments. Actually, there are Certified psychologists in the neuro tool who are using it with remarkable success with their clients. And because the connection between psychology and neuroscience provided by NeuroQuotient® is very powerful (and simple) and it is not explicit on the web.
Continue reading “Psychology and neuroscience. Depression, visual example. (series psychology and psychiatry -1)”