A 40-year-old member asked:
How do attention deficit disorder drugs work based upon neurotransmitter activity in the brain?
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Psychiatry 49 years experience
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Child Psychiatry 43 years experience
Still under stiudy: Most medications that work for adhd have the effect of increasing dopamin, a brain neurotransmitter that is closely linked to the reward system. However, details as to why increasing Dopamine activity seems to be so helpful with this disorder remain to be clarified--and it still isn't clear at all that the problem of adhd itself is a result of poor functioning of the dopamin system.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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