Mental Health

Faizal M


January 22, 2023

Question -

Is there a connection between insulin resistance and mental health?

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Asmita Saha

Hi Faizal! Yes insulin resistance can lead to anxiety, depression, psychosis & mania etc. mood & mental disorders. Insulin levels in the brain are strongly connected to dopamine release in the body, dopamine is a feel good hormone, the lower level of this hormone can cause depression in the long term. Also sudden drop in insulin levels can also increase levels of epinephrine in the body which causes anxiety.

January 23, 2023

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