In this test you can find out if you are deficient in GABA. GABA is the main inhibitory neurotransmitter in your brain. It helps you relax, and its effects are similar to those of alcohol and benzodiazepines (i.e., valium and xanax).

Gaba is important for consistency, altruism, calmness, staying organized, and emotional well-being. There are no accurate blood or urine tests available to reveal your neurotransmitter levels. This test is among the best. It is made by Eric R. Braverman, M.D.  Read his book, The Edge Effect, for more of his work.

GABA Deficiency Test

1.I find it difficult to concentrate because I’m nervous and jumpy
2.I can’t remember phone numbers
3.I have trouble finding the right word
4.I have trouble remembering things when I am put on the spot
5.I know I am intelligent, but it is hard to show others
6.My ability to focus comes and goes
7.When I read, I find I have to go back over the same paragraph a few times to absorb the information
8.I am a quick thinker but can’t always say what I mean
9.I feel shaky
10.I sometimes tremble
11.I have frequent backaches and/or headaches
12.I tend to have shortness of breath
13.I tend to have heart palpitations
14.I tend to have cold hands
15.I sometimes sweat too much
16.I am sometimes dizzy
17.I often have muscle tension
18.I tend to get butterflies in my stomach
19.I crave bitter foods
20.I am often nervous
21.I like yoga because it helps me to relax
22.I often feel fatigued even when I have had a good night’s sleep
23.I overeat
24.I have mood swings
25.I enjoy doing many things at one time, but I find it difficult to decide what to do first
26.I tend to do things just because I think they’d be fun
27.When things are dull, I always try to introduce some excitement
28.I tend to be fickle, changing my mood and thoughts frequently
29.I tend to get overly excited about things
30.My impulses tend to get me into a lot of trouble
31.I tend to be theatrical and draw attention to myself
32.I speak my mind no matter what the reaction of others may be
33.I sometimes have fits of rage and then feel terribly guilty
34.I often tell lies to get out of trouble
35.I have always had less interest than the average person in sex
36.I don’t play by the rules anymore
37.I have lost my friends
38.I can’t sustain romantic relationships
39.I consider the law arbitrary and without reason
40.I now consider rules that I used to follow ridiculous