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  •  What is in GABA, and where do you get it? n/t (2+ / 0-)
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    GreenMother, glorificus

    That's one more thing to add to my long list of small problems. --my son, age 10

    by concernedamerican on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 08:28:09 PM PST

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    •  GABA is a nutritional supplement (1+ / 0-)
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      It's a chemical normally produced in the brain.

      GABA is an acronym for Gamma Amniobutyric Acid. It is a neurotransmitter found in our brains. You can buy GABA as a supplement from health food and nutritional supplement distributors.

      GABA is found in certain foods as well, and if you do a search on the acronym, you can find a list of those foods to increase your intake nutritionally.

      Some people take GABA and report no effects, and others find significant relief, so opinions vary on it's effectiveness.

      I will say, that when the body experiences chronic stress, especially at the high levels that are produced by PTSD--that a lot of deficiencies happen within the body as a result, and that can exacerbate the symptoms.

      Perhaps I should amend my post and recommend that the person in question, consider seeing a Naturopath-Doctor.

    •  The prescription version (0+ / 0-)

      is gapapentin (aka neurontin).

      Has indications for pain, anxiety, seizures etc. Long off patent so it is a  generic. The diarists friend can probably discuss an rx through his psychiatrist,

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