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What's the most effective way to increase dopamine activity in the brain?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Chemically or natura: Thrilling behavior, ie. Skydiving, will do it. Gambling will for some, unfortunately do it. Risky, edgy behaviour does it. /c/hemically, drugs to treat parkinson's will increase central dopamine, as will buproprion-a stimulating anti-depressant. Other drugs that treat high prolactins will do it as well, although some treat parkinson's.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

How can I increase the production of dopamine in my brain?

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Dr. Catherine Willner
Neurology 35 years experience
Best lifestyle: One way to increase Dopamine is to exercise, especially a graded, but gentle weight lifting program. If you are asking about stimulants that can be prescribed, i would not endorse that. Taking the precursor tyrosine (an Amino Acid from diet) does not generally improve because of issues getting into brain. Some natural things like rhodiola rosea are thought to help.

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