Unformatted text preview: The increase of serotonin that is transmitted between two neurons can offset the side effects of depression. Another type of inhibitor is a Monoamine Oxidase (MAO). This enzyme is used to target specific molecules in the synapse which are then destroyed. This enzyme is often used as a method to treat agoraphobia and social anxiety. This also brings up the idea that if MAOs are inhibiting molecules such as serotonin in a person diagnosed with depression a SSRI can be used to inhibit MAOs from destroying the serotonin within the synapse, but reuptake into the pre-synaptic neuron....
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- Spring '08
- Chemical synapse, post-synaptic neuron, Gobran Psy