Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for August 30, 2006

Previous Night Vibration Status: Extremely Weak
Morning Vibration Status: Extremely Weak

In the Anxiety kit from Shoppers Drug Mart and it talks about the chemical imbalance in more detail. So Doctor Google? I discover that deficient levels of magnesium and B vitamins can be a cause of a chemical imbalance. Interesting…that’s exactly what I told the neurologist… and he certainly didn’t offer any more information.

Understanding Chemical Imbalance

What is a Chemical Imbalance?

Over the course of the last three decades much research into the origins of emotional distress and disturbances have led researchers to embrace “chemical imbalance” as the leading cause. Though the exact mechanisms linking chemical imbalances and common disorders like anxiety, depression and ADHD are not completely understood, clinical studies and medical observations have been able to identify a number of chemical inconsistencies that occur in individuals who report experiencing symptoms related to these disorders.

Common chemical imbalances related to anxiety and depression related disorders that have been observed in clinical practice include:

  • Reduced availability of neurotransmitters like Serotonin, Dopamine, Norepinephrine, GABA and acetylcholine.
  • Increased levels of toxic neurochemicals such as Homocysteine.
  • Lower levels of serum Magnesium, Zinc or Potassium.
  • Unhealthy, or deficient levels of essential vitamins like B6, B9, B12 and Vitamin-C
  • Undersupply of key cofactors like amino acids that are used to help transport neurotransmitter precursors into the blood-brain barrier.
  • Increased cortisol stress hormone levels.

What causes chemical imbalance?

After researching the causes of a chemical imbalance online I came to the conclusion that no one, not even doctors, scientists or clinical researchers, knows what exactly causes a chemical imbalance. In fact, it was virtually impossible to come up with a single source that could provide conclusive evidence.

If you would ask a medical professional the reasons and causes for anxiety or depression, their answer would most likely be “A chemical imbalance…” As a result, the first impulse for most medical professionals and patients alike is to prescribe an SSRI, MAOI or similar “chemical balancer” to treat the condition.


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