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Neurotransmitter Testing

What is a neurotransmitter?

A neurotransmitter is a chemical messenger.  It transfers information to the brain and other parts of the body.

What are symptoms of neurotransmitter imbalance?

The following are examples of neurotransmitter imbalances.
Anxiety symptoms
Symptoms of depression
Insomnia
Overeating
Obesity
Fatigue
ADD/ADHD
Bipolar

What is Neurotransmitter testing?

Neurotransmitter tests will help determine your profile of brain chemicals.  There are 15 neurotransmitters that affect our mood, our energy levels, sleep patterns and ability to focus.  This test uses a urine sample.  Testing your urine will determine your unique natural brain chemicals/hormones and show the imbalances that are causing your depression symptoms, fatigue, anxiety symptoms or other health issue.

Can I test if I am on medication?

Absolutely, current medications do not interfere with testing.  Many patients do not feel well on medication and the test determines that the medications are not working to provide optimal levels of neurotransmitters. 

What is serotonin?

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter known as the "happy" hormone and is important for overall well-being.  Many patients who have depression, anxiety, or other mental illness are low in serotonin.  However, many are not low in serotonin, but OTHER neurotransmitters that are at sub-optimal levels.

A simple urine test is available to give an exact picture of your neurotransmitter status.  So treatment can be unique to you. 

The Underlying Causes

Did you ever think about how what you eat affects you?

What we eat affects how we think , how we process emotional issues,  and our attitude towards life.

Dr. Wendy Wells will also help discover what the underlying cause(s) of the imbalance may be.  For example, poor diet, stress, adrenal fatigue, hormone imbalance, or simply low neurotransmitter stores.

Anxiety in Scottsdale and also depression in Scottsdale is on the rise.  Dr. Wendy Wells can help treat the cause of the problem, not just the symptoms.

What is the treatment plan?

The treatment plan is unique to you.  Dr. Wells specializes in mental illness, testing and treatment.  Each individual is provided with the natural supplementation to balance their imbalance.  Treatments may consist of amino acids, herbs, vitamins, and minerals in unique combinations to facilitate your healing.  The affects are felt in days.  Dr. Wells can also treat with natural medicine if you are taking prescription medication.