Abnormal Neurotransmission Serotonin Norepinephrine and Dopamine

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that regulates sleep patterns, mood, a feeling of well-being, and inhibition of pain. Since those with FM experience abnormal pain, it has been hypothesized that the pathophysiology underlying FM may be an impairment of serotonin metabolism. This hypothesis is supported by finding decreased serotonin metabolites in FM patient plasma and cerebrospinal fluid. However, medications such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs, a type of antidepressant that...