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5 Ways To Naturally Produce Serotonin — The Anti-Depressant Drug

Photo by Evgeniya Litovchenko on Unsplash

Doctors prescribe SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) as anti-depressants. But your body produces this chemical naturally and these activities are known to boost your mood.

Exercise

This includes any vigorous movement. To be consistent, do what you love, so if dance is your jam, make it part of your routine

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Ilana Rabinowitz

Ilana Rabinowitz

Writing on health, and the mind-body connection. Author of Inside Therapy, an anthology about psychotherapy, and Mountains Are Mountains, about mindfulness.