GABA enables your brain to put an end to persistent worrying thoughts going around and around in your mind, GABA is a calming/inhibitory neurotransmitter; it's like the brain's natural endogenous Valium. The neurotransmitters GABA and serotonin enable the brain to calm and control anxious thoughts, so when they are deficient it can make it almost impossible to stop worrying thoughts dominating and overwhelming our mind and turn into anxiety, even “normal” everyday worries or concerns can ruminate, escalate and cause terrible stress/distress.
The main pharmaceutical treatment for anxiety is to use than the benzodiazepam drugs to increase GABA and SSRIs to increase serotonin, below I'll tell you how to use natural remedies to increase GABA and serotonin levels but there's more to overcoming anxiety than just increasing the levels of these neurotransmitters, other neurotransmitter which is being GABA anxiety treatmentrecognised as involved in anxiety is glutamate; furthermore to permanently overcome anxiety you need to re-wire the circuitry in the brain that creates and perpetuates anxious psychology with psychological and brain training techniques depending on weather your anxiety originate primarily in your amygdala or cortex.
Glutamate: the brains primary stimulatory neurotransmitter.
Glutamate stimulates activation and repeated activation of circuits in the brain, it's a bit more complicated than this but in simple terms you can think of glutamate as perpetuating anxious thoughts going around and around in the brain and GABA as extinguishing them. Below I'll tell you which remedies you can use to attenuate excessive glutamate activity.
Symptoms of lack of GABA/serotonin include:-
- anxiety, feeling fearful, general (free floating) anxiety disorder or GAD,
- panic attacks,
- nervy/stressed disposition,
- persistent worrying thoughts going around and around in the mind, cannot switch of the mind,
- inability to relax,
- insomnia due to an anxious mind or cannot switch off the mind,
- physical aches and pains because the nerves keep firing, possibly causing/contributing to fibromyalgia,
- carbohydrate cravings