The human brain is beautiful and complex but when things go wrong, it can be terrifying, confusing, and very lonely. The good news is that we live in a time where we have access to great tools such as DNA and biochemistry testing, and treatment strategies such as Functional Medicine. All these help us to better understand systems in the body and how they are integrated together.
Expanding knowledge about key genes involved in neurotransmission and protection is now a very useful place to start. The following genes play an important role in neurotransmitter production and regulation; OXTR, TPH2, HTR1A, MAO-A, OPRM1, SLC6A4, ANK3, ANKK1, APOE, BDNF, COMT, FKBP5, GABRA6, 5-HT2A, and BHMT02.