Neurotransmitters are key players in mood regulation and balance. This comprehensive test evaluates neurotransmitter levels in the body, such as Serotonin, Dopamine, Epinephrine and Norepinephrine. It is a simple, single urine collection that is sent off to a specialty laboratory for analysis. Neurotransmitters can be either excitatory (stimulating) or inhibitory (calming). It is important to not only have adequate levels of each neurotransmitter but also to have balance between the excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmitters. When levels are out of normal range it can cause mood issues like depression and anxiety, insomnia, focus issues and behavior issues like ADD/ADHD and OCD-like behaviors. Based on the results, very specific, individualized supplements are prescribed to create balance and alleviate symptoms. This test can even be utilized if you are on anti-depressant or other psychotropic medications or if you are currently on no medications. Studies show 2 out of 3 people on anti-depressants still continue to have depressive symptoms. By using this test to evaluate specific imbalances, individualized interventions can allow your current medication regime to work more efficiently or more effective options can be provided. With advancements in western science laboratory testing, this test offers exciting insight and treatment options to patients who suffer from mood disorders.
A list of the neurotransmitters that are available for testing are listed below.