Neurotransmitters are the brain's chemical messengers. They help the brain function correctly, which then allows it to control the many different functions of the body – tissues, glands, organs, and muscles are all affected by neurotransmitters.
- Richard Shames, M.D. - physician, health author, hormone expert
No longer do patients have to suffer from the outdated doctor observation: "You seem depressed. Here is a prescription for Prozac."
By Dr. Lani Simpson
Over the last several years, a number of studies have found a relationship between decreased bone mineral density and long-term use of SSRI antidepressants. The theory behind this association is that serotonin is part of the system that regulates signaling in bone cells and that medicines that affect the serotonin system could change bone metabolism.