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The Key Neurochemicals of Happiness

The Key Neurochemicals of Happiness

There are 4 main neurochemicals that are fundamentally linked to pleasure and well-being:

  1. Dopamine: It drives motivation and our desire for reward. It is released when we accomplish a goal or complete a task.
  2. Serotonin: Often referred to as the "happiness molecule," serotonin helps regulate mood and is targeted by antidepressant medications.
  3. Oxytocin: Known as the "love hormone," oxytocin is released during physical touch, social bonding, and positive interactions.
  4. Endorphins: Acting as natural painkillers, they are released in response to physical activity, laughter, and other forms of pleasure.


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Embracing the small, everyday pleasures and understanding your brain's happiness chemistry can transform your mood and unlock constant positivity.

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