Serotonin is an important chemical neurotransmitter in the human body. It is commonly regarded as a chemical that is responsible for maintaining mood balance.Serotonin is created by a biochemical conversion process.The majority of the body's serotonin, between 80-90%, can be found in the gastrointestinal tract.
Serotonin is a mood regulator rather than just a mood elevator like dopamine. When the brain senses a reward like a breathtaking view or an accomplishment, serotonin along with dopamine is released. However after a while it is taken back by the nervous system and we feel back to normal.In case of trauma serotonin is depleted making us feel sad. In extreme cases of trauma the serotonin reserves are exhausted and it is taken back faster than it stays in the system causing us to feel constantly sad. Lack of it causes depression. Anti-depressants delay the re-uptake of serotonin and make one feel more balanced rather than a constant sadness , it is a key component for a healthy mental state.
A high serotonin individual is able to better relax in social situations that would tense up a low serotonin individual.Such relaxation is a display of dominance and increases one's social standing, while the immobility and subtle cringe of a tense individual is a display of weakness. The higher we find ourselves situated in the esteem of our peers and indeed our own self-esteem, the more social reward will be made available to us and, of course, mood follows suit. a Increased Self Esteem helps in achieving our Goals easily , Click Here to create your own version of Positive Affirmations and Listen to them Everyday for Leading a Successful Life.