Causes of Neurotransmitter Imbalances

Most of the symptoms associated with the disorders often result from imbalances in neurotransmitter levels or improper neurotransmitter function. Neurotransmitters control the flow of information (called ‘nerve impulses’) inside the nervous system. Imbalances in neurotransmitter levels occur for many reasons and set the stage for the disorders listed above.

What causes these imbalances?

There are a number of factors that can cause neurotransmitter imbalances in any given person; often times, several factors will affect one person. They include:

Genetics Stress Toxic burden
Head or neck trauma Nutritional deficiency Digestive imbalances
Sleep disturbances Alcohol use Chronic pain
Food hypersensitivities Illicit drug use
Medication use, including antidepressants, anti-anxiety, sleep and migraine medications

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