Think about it. Seratonin regulates mood, and the physiological processes mentioned previously. Thus, Seratonin should be the primary chemical we aim to ‘control’ when treating eating disorders. If we manage to elevate or decrease the chemical according to the patients specific condition (increasing or decreasing for bulimia/anorexia), then we can begin to increase the ability to feel happy, to have better hunger queues, to feel more socially open to others, which in turn will make therapy far easier to engage in. One seratonin and dopamine levels are at a state where the patient is functioning netter in the community, then true recovery can begin more from the self, as opposed to it being forced upon them by external medics, family and friends - which more often than not, doesn’t work and only results in greater retaliation against people trying to ‘help them’.
Let’s work with activities that naturally build up seratonin levels and stimulate brain chemicals, such as art therapy/creative activities that make you feel naturally ‘happy’, in coercion with drugs so that we can harness a better understanding, analysis and prediction of recovery rates with eating disorder patients.
In this post, I walk you through a slideshow series of Seratonin's main roles in the body, some concepts regarding its influence in both physiological and psychiatric illnesses, and prompt you as always to like and share this post on social media and with family/friends to highlight the undiscovered, and create a catalyst for change.
Darcy Bucci Keverian