Depression and Suicide August 12, 2006Posted by healthyself in 60 Hz Magnetic Fields, Biological Effects, Blogroll, Cell phone safety, Children's health, Depression, Dopamine, Electromagnetic pollution, Electrosensitivity, Electrosmog, ELF, Emergency Medicine, EMF Research, EMF's, EMR, Environment, Health, Health and Wellness Products, high voltage transmission lines, HOuseholds, Lifestyle, radiation, Risk Factor, Serotonin, Solutions, Suicide.
“Changes in serotonin levels are known to be associated with depression. For example, lowered levels of this chemical in the brain have been linked to an increase in suicide frequency (45). Wolpaw examined the brain functions of monkeys exposed to 60 Hz magnetic fields. He measured the levels of neurohormones in the spinal fluid of monkeys thus exposed for three weeks. It was found that the levels of serotonin and dopamine were significantly depressed immediately following exposure, and that only the dopamine returned to normal levels several months after (46).”