Posted by Maryse (18.104.22.168) on June 07, 2000 at 08:28:53:
In Reply to: Addictions and 5HT posted by Bob P on June 06, 2000 at 15:53:06:
I've long felt that my addiction to nicotine was due
to my own particular brain chemistry (and not, as many claim,
proof of moral laxness or of lack of will/courage), and that
I was more profoundly (i.e., neurologically) addicted than some of the
casual smokers whom I know.
Withdrawal from nicotine feels exactly like extreme
PMS (which is also associated with a steep drop in serotonin).
The notion that smoking, etc., might be forms of necessary
self-medication in certain people to correct chemical imbalances
is in fact revolutionary.
Thanks for the very interesting info.
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