Posted by: Amit Lahoti, MD on Feb 28, 2023

Dopamine and serotonin are molecules that send signals throughout the body; these chemicals affect how we feel. Both chemicals act as hormones that help coordinate different functions and processes in our bodies like growth, metabolism, emotions and even sleep!

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