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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
32 years experience in Anesthesiology
Dopamine: Dopamine is a naturally produced compound synthesized in the adrenal medulla. It has many functions, including neurotransmission, cardiovascular main ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Dopamine: . Dopamine is for executive functions such as planning and alertness, etc.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
52 years experience in Addiction Medicine
ProZesta.: These pills do not just increase Dopamine but also Serotonin to improve the mood and energy. It consists of Green tea extract, B12, Rhodiola Rosea, Gu ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Dopamine: Some trade names are Intropin, (dopamine) Revimine, DOPA.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Taylor
21 years experience in Critical Care
No: How Risperdal (also called risperidone) works isn't entirely clear. It does act on Dopamine receptors, but it's an antagonist. It's also a serotonin r ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Yes, only dopaminergic neurons release dopamine, but there are several dopaminergic pathways in the brain. Dopaminergic neurons in midbrain are the m ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
25 years experience in Psychiatry
AA: All antipsychotics whether new or old have Dopamine blocking properties in the limbic region.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Breen
8 years experience in General Practice
Most food sources: Dopamine by itself is not found in any food sources but there are two Amino Acids that are converted to Dopamine in the body. Look for foods with phe ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Novelty seeking: Some examples are compulsive gambling, hypersexuality & overeating.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience in Internal Medicine
Serotonin: They are all neurotransmitters.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
21 years experience in Child Psychiatry
No: It is a Dopamine antagonist, not an agonist.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Strattera (atomoxetine): Inhibition is the opposite of stimulation, so the effectiveness is reduced.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
38 years experience in Psychiatry
Why?: Dopamine agonists generally don't make good antidepressants as there is rapid tolerance to this effect. This leads to agitation and addiction with dra ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Foster
43 years experience in Psychiatry
Meds and motivation: Antipsychotic meds used primarily for serious psychiatric disorders can help motivation as they improve disordered thinking, delusions and hallucinati ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
56 years experience in Psychiatry
Antiemetic: Used safely for yrs to alleviate nausea ; vomiting oral im ; suppository routes usually only a few doses--shouldn't cause any lasting harm.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Pierce
38 years experience in Psychiatry
No: Effexor (venlafaxine) blocks serotonin and norepinephrine re-uptake receptors.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience in Psychiatry
In short, yes.: Wellbutrin (bupropion) is a norepinephrine/dopamine agonist.
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rada Ivanov
30 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
See below: Do you mean like in drugs for parkinsons? Excessive use usually makes you confused and loopy but everybody reacts individually and one may lose inhibi ... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Specializes in Addiction Medicine
No evidence: Dopamine is increased by smoking however although in theory a good question not used options are nicotine replacements varencline nortriptine buprop ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
32 years experience in Anesthesiology
No: At this time, there is no evidence to suggest this. As one may imagine, few if any studies have been performed in humans to look for this.
A 6-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tania Dempsey
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Root cause: While it is important to understand all options available for parkinson's treatment, looking for the underlying causes and trying to treat those can h ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Most newer ones: Most of the newer antidepressant medications affect specific neurotransmitters. Each does it slightly differently, accounting for the different respo ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
22 years experience in Psychiatry
No: According to our current understanding, Depakote work by altering calcium current, sodium channel, and the synthesis and breakdown of gaba, the main i ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience in Neurology
Neither: Our bodies (& especially our brains) aren't 4-cylinder Chevys. NOTHING in nature is that simple. Most of taste is actually smell. We don't taste c ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
I'm curious: Why do you believe you need to take medication that claims to affect dopamine, especially OTC remedy which will NOT cross the brain-blood barrier? If ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience in Pain Management
St Johns wort: Is a very potent herb and should not be used with other anti-depressants.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience in Psychiatry
Dopamine, OCD Sympto: I feel your distress about OCD symptoms. A 2004 study in the "American Journal of Psychiatry" indicates a positive correlation between increased dop ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Exercise: The best non-prescription treatment for depression and anxiety is exercise and a healthy diet with a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. Exercise ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience in Cardiology
No: Hello bigflow-- no - Dopamine is very different than Dobutamine and they are used differently and for different indications -.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Still unclear: We know what they do--block reuptake at the neuron. But, why that helps with depression and anxiety, among other disorders, remains unclear. Especia ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Dopamine: Dopamine is not a vitamin and can not be consumed. It is a neurotransmitter. Imbalance of Dopamine can affect mood.
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A male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Dopamine: is a naturally occurring substance. Accidental administration can cause irregular or fast heart rate, high blood pressure, maybe headache. It is met ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Yes, since: Acetylcholine is the preganglionic transmitter
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman answered
34 years experience in Family Medicine
? what is the questi: Myastenia gravis is an autoimmune neuromuscular disease, the body make antibodies which can interrupt muscular function. Does not directly involve do ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Benzos: Benzos work on GABA primarily.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Sinha
52 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Less normal itch : Every hormone and natural transmitters are needed for positive and negative response.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience in Neurology
Please clarify: Your post is not clear. Please repost your question with an explanation of how and why you consider your "system" to be lacking in dopamine and to nee ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
46 years experience in Neurology
L-dopa levels: L-dopa comes in short and long acting forms, which last from two to about eight hours. After starting l-dopa therapy, if the doses are taken very reg ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Berman
13 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Therapy: Meeting with a psychologist or other therapist that you trust can help you understand, cope with and work through your anxiety. Psychotherapy can be a ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience in Neurology
Tell your doctor: Brintellix has a fairly high incidence of sexual dysfunction.It acts on NE and serotonin transport and receptors Neurontin (gabapentin) can cause a ma ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicholas Stratas
60 years experience in Psychiatry
Not likely to either: However what is too much in both questions?

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