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Using knowledge of the dopaminergic neurone, how might one increase or decrease the release of dopamine?

Using knowledge of the dopaminergic neurone, how might one increase or decrease the release of dopamine?

Natural High : There are many ways once can try to increase brain Dopamine levels. But what ever you do, do not do it with drugs. The high is short and "fun"; the fall is miserable and and long. Some supplements can help, but discuss with your doctor before flushing your dollars down the drain. If natural measures fail, there are effective prescription medications which can help with your Dopamine concern. ...Read more

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Do only dopaminergic neurons release dopamine?

Do only dopaminergic neurons release dopamine?

Yes: Yes, only dopaminergic neurons release dopamine, but there are several dopaminergic pathways in the brain. Dopaminergic neurons in midbrain are the main source of Dopamine in the mammalian cns. Losing these is associated with parkinson's disease. Dopamine neurons are involved with voluntary movement and other behavioral processes such as mood, reward, addiction, psychosis, and stress. ...Read more

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If exercise raises dopamine levels will the levels be to high if i also take adderall?

If exercise raises dopamine levels will the levels be to high if i also take adderall?

No: Exercise does not cause hormones and neurotransmitters to increase to a level that would be considered excessive. Regular exercise is a good thing for everyone and can help with the increased activity seen in adhd. It can also help with focus and attention. Physical activity has a positive impact on cognitive functioning so put on your running shoes and get going. ...Read more

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Why does the brain release dopamine? What is its purpose?

Why does the brain release dopamine? What is its purpose?

Brief answer: Dopamine is one of many inhibitory neuro-transmitters, and these chemicals balance the effect of excitatory items, such as glutamate. An important role of dopamine involves mood and behavior, but also, stabilization of limb and walking function. ...Read more

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I know that GABA inhibits release of dopamine, but what does glutamate do for dopamine? Precisely what would inhibition of NMDA do to dopamine?

I know that GABA inhibits release of dopamine, but what does glutamate do for dopamine? Precisely what would inhibition of NMDA do to dopamine?

Glutamate: Glutamate is an excitatory neurotransmitter so would turn things on. Gaba is an inhibitory neurotransmitter an therefore turns things off nmda are channels in the brain for glutamate. Blocking the channels can calm things down magnesium is a nmda blocker. ...Read more

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Hi docs, can you tell me if testosterone & dopamine are released in our bodies as solids?

Hi docs, can you tell me if testosterone & dopamine are released in our bodies as solids?

Nope: Hi. Nope, not released as solids. What an odd question. Regardless, no, they're not secreted from the glands they're synthesized in as solids. Where does this stuff come from? ...Read more

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If a certain meditation releases a lot of dopamine/serotonin, etc; is there a probability that overdoing it could down-regulate receptors in my brain?

If a certain meditation releases a lot of dopamine/serotonin, etc; is there a probability that overdoing it could down-regulate receptors in my brain?

Serontinergic: Receptors do down regulate when a medication is used, they up regulate when there is no seratonin. Down regulation of Dopamine receptors does occur in cases of abuse with cocaine, high dose amphetamine , etc, not with common medications for mood. Also people may have different levels of receptors without meds, thrill seekers needing more Dopamine release to feel a charge, . ...Read more

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Quetiapine and bupropion ... Would seem to be contraindicated w the 1st a dopamine receptor inhibitor and the 2nd a dopamine releaser?

Quetiapine and bupropion ... Would seem to be contraindicated w the 1st a dopamine receptor inhibitor and the 2nd a dopamine releaser?

Ask your doctor: There are many Dopamine receptors, and they are concentrated in different parts of your brain. If it were as easy as adding Dopamine and taking it away, things would be a lot easier. ...Read more

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