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What are symptoms of low dopamine in the brain?

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Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Poor concentration: Dopamine serves many functions in the brian, depending on the specific area in which it is working. In the prefrontal cortex, low concentrations of dopamine result in poor concentration, easy distractibility, irritable mood, and so on. In other areas, it may cause movement disorders.
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Dr. Patrick Tapia
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Tough to say: Although the field of psychiatry continues to advance there is still hypotheses about the relationship of specific monoamine neurotransmitters to the diagnoses specified in the dsm-v. If one allows for the possibility of an incomplete heuristic then one would theorize that low Dopamine could predispose to inattentiveness, slowed thinking, impulsivity, decreased energy, anhedonia, and depression.
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Dr. Catherine Willner
Neurology 36 years experience
Dopamine: This neurotransmitter that is produced from tyrosine is involved with many functions. The main ones are the initiation of movement (so low can be parkinsonism) but also with motivation, so low can be lack of ambition or interest (another term - inanition). It impacts also many physical functions including some cardiovascular functions.
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