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Do I have a chemical imbalance in my brain?
It isn鈥檛 possible to determine if you have a chemical imbalance in the brain, but there are many symptoms of mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety that are associated with what is colloquially known as a chemical imbalance.
What is a chemical imbalance and how is it treated?
The term 鈥渃hemical imbalance鈥?is somewhat of a catch-all phrase used to discuss dysfunction in the brain associated with some mental health conditions. The chemicals in the brain that help facilitate communication between nerve cells are called neurotransmitters. A disruption in their proper functioning can affect mood and other bodily processes.
What is brain chemistry and how can medications affect it?
Brain chemistry can be influenced by some medications such as antidepressants and antipsychotics. These have been shown to help improve the symptoms of mental health conditions associated with a chemical imbalance in the brain.
How do you test for a chemical imbalance in the brain?
There is no reliable test for a chemical imbalance in the brain. Symptoms of mental health conditions such as anxiety or depression may indicate some problems with the way the brain鈥攊ncluding the chemicals in the brain鈥攊s functioning.