Neurotransmitters are chemicals produced by the nerve cells in the brain that send messages back and forth across the space between the cells (synapse). When the normal balance of these neurotransmitters is upset, headache, depression, or other mental health problems may develop.
Some of the neurotransmitters that are believed to play a role in mental functioning are acetycholine, dopamine, epinephrine, norepinephrine, gamma-aminobutyric acid, glutamate, and serotonin.
Current as of: August 25, 2022
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & John Pope MD - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Christine R. Maldonado PhD - Behavioral Health