Serotonin, Carbohydrates, and Atypical Depression

Authors: Møeller S.E.
"Ingestion of carbohydrates increases the plasma ratio of tryptophan to other large neutral amino acids in man and animal, and the serotonin synthesis in the rat brain. Based on these findings it has been suggested that the excessive carbohydrate intake by patients with PMS and SAD reflects a selfmedication"