Serotonin or 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) is another neurotransmitter that affects mood, feelings and happiness. As such, a deficit of serotonin leads to depression and anxiety. Serotonin also affects appetite, sleep, memory and sexual desire. Mind-altering drugs such as ecstasy (MDMA) and LSD cause increases in serotonin levels. Prescription medications such as sertraline (Zoloft), paroxetine (Paxil) and fluoxetine (Prozac) affect serotonin levels by acting as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) that raise serotonin levels at the nerve synapses.
Our serotonin jewelry features the chemical structure of serotonin, C10H12N2O, with its two ring structures, amine and hydroxyl groups shown in standard stylized chemical shorthand.