Title

Alleviating Symptoms of Depression by Increasing Levels of Serotonin

Author(s)

Tomiah BerryFollow

School Name

Center for Advanced Technical Studies

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Physiology and Health

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

This project will help those who struggle with depression or even have symptoms of depression but haven’t been medically diagnosed. It is important because oftentimes, people who are depressed will resort to coping mechanisms that are not healthy or can cause severe damage to the body such as drugs or alcohol. The problem is that people who struggle with symptoms of depression, have lower levels of serotonin, and everyone doesn’t have access to purchase antidepressants and some simply don’t want to take antidepressants. If people who have low levels of serotonin experience symptoms of depression then, increasing levels of serotonin will alleviate symptoms of depression. Non-medication ways to increase serotonin levels consist of dieting, exercising, and getting an adequate amount of sunlight. The independent variable in this project is the different ways to boost serotonin, the dependent variable is the amount of serotonin that would be increased and the constants would be the amount of time these actions to boost serotonin levels are performed. The expected outcome of this project is to be successful in alleviating symptoms of depression by boosting serotonin levels. If this proves to be successful, people can incorporate these activities into their everyday lives to maintain healthy levels of serotonin and ultimately be happier. Alleviating symptoms of depression by increasing serotonin will keep individuals from causing harm to themselves.

Location

HSS 205

Start Date

4-2-2022 10:00 AM

Presentation Format

Oral Only

Group Project

No

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Apr 2nd, 10:00 AM

Alleviating Symptoms of Depression by Increasing Levels of Serotonin

HSS 205

This project will help those who struggle with depression or even have symptoms of depression but haven’t been medically diagnosed. It is important because oftentimes, people who are depressed will resort to coping mechanisms that are not healthy or can cause severe damage to the body such as drugs or alcohol. The problem is that people who struggle with symptoms of depression, have lower levels of serotonin, and everyone doesn’t have access to purchase antidepressants and some simply don’t want to take antidepressants. If people who have low levels of serotonin experience symptoms of depression then, increasing levels of serotonin will alleviate symptoms of depression. Non-medication ways to increase serotonin levels consist of dieting, exercising, and getting an adequate amount of sunlight. The independent variable in this project is the different ways to boost serotonin, the dependent variable is the amount of serotonin that would be increased and the constants would be the amount of time these actions to boost serotonin levels are performed. The expected outcome of this project is to be successful in alleviating symptoms of depression by boosting serotonin levels. If this proves to be successful, people can incorporate these activities into their everyday lives to maintain healthy levels of serotonin and ultimately be happier. Alleviating symptoms of depression by increasing serotonin will keep individuals from causing harm to themselves.