Conditions of Nervous Unrest

Nervous Unrest – A Neurotransmitter Imbalance

One nerve messenger (neurotransmitter) in particular – gamma-aminobutyric acid, which is also commonly known by the abbreviation GABA – is responsible for calming and relaxing the nervous system. This messenger is released from nervous endings in the brain and is transmitted via a cleft from one nerve cell to the next. Each nerve cell has receptors, or recognition sites, allowing GABA to attach. If this neurotransmitter binds to the cell, an anxiety-relieving effect follows.


People who are stressed, overwhelmed, and anxious have a deficiency of GABA (GABA’s Effect in the Brain through Pictures). These people experience stress, performance and time pressure, and get flustered much more profoundly than others. Examinations, flights, and presentations also cause anxiety.


Nervous unrest is a disproportionate, exaggerated reaction to stress, which can be traced back to a lack of relaxation.