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A 33-year-old male asked:

i know exercise produces dopamine, but is it true that exercise helps in dopamine receptor regeneration or does it help in opening blocked receptors?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Maybe: Nobody really knows, and final answers aren't out. What I do know is (1) doing strenuous sports activities that you actually like or sort-of-like usually improves your mood, sleep, and efficiency; (2) it is not a cure-all for mental health issues, either those related to brain chemistry or related to life situations; (3) it helps you meet the right people. Best wishes.

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