Social Anxiety Tied to Overabundance of Serotonin

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Individuals who suffer from social phobia tend to produce too much serotonin, according to a new study conducted by Finnish researchers at Uppsala University. In fact, the more serotonin they produce, the more anxious they become in social situations. These findings are in complete contrast to those of previous research which linked social anxiety to the production of too little serotonin. Many people feel anxious in new social situations or are afraid to speak in front of an audience, but if the anxiety is persistent and severely lowers a person’s

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Published By: Psych Central – Saturday, 20 June, 2015


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