Neurotransmitters are basically made up of amino acids, which are proteins that we get from our food. The most essential amino acids yield neurotransmitters which majorly depends on different body types. You may come across patients who are unable to synthesize adequate amounts of amino acids and others who are not able to sustain their levels despite sticking to a healthy diet.
The level of neurotransmitters in your body can be analysed by collecting a urine sample where biomarkers excreted in the urine provide information of neurotransmitters affecting mental illness.
Neurotransmitters are of two types – inhibitory and excitatory. Inhibitory neurotransmitter is primarily responsible for depressive feelings like mood regulation, sleep and appetite control. The excitatory neurotransmitter system is responsible for instilling positive feelings like motivation, energy, focus, mental clarity, perfect sleep and wake cycles and other such bodily functions. To maintain an equilibrium, both the systems need to be in a balanced state.
There are tests that provide evidence for different states of mind as abnormal or crazy, precisely defined by the neurotransmitter balance. This further helps psychiatrists and researchers to understand the treatment regimen involving neurotransmitters.
Regarded as one of the most beneficial therapies, neurotransmitter therapy starts with the process of healing. It creates a balance between inhibition and excited state of mind that is required for a body to function better. Rebalancing the system for detoxification and stabilization, neurotransmitter therapy administers combination of amino acids, vitamins and minerals orally to the patient. The neurotransmitter therapy along with the Addiction Recovery Program is an outpatient process which takes account of patient’s history and his needs. This can simultaneously treat addictions to many combinations of prescribed or illicit substances, including drugs, alcohol and nicotine.