November 10, 2020

The difference between dopamine, serotonin, endorphins, and oxytocin — and how each one helps you feel happy

Monica Starkman, M.D., shares her insights.  

Monica Starkman, M.D.

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"Serotonin is an important chemical when talking about depression. That is why SSRIs [selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors] are prescribed to help treat depression because they increase the level of serotonin," says Monica Starkman, MD, professor emerita in the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry.


Eat right. "If you have a healthy diet that is broad and doesn't eliminate things, theoretically, you should have enough of these (chemicals)," Starkman says. "Having a good, balanced diet is good for overall well-being."