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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
Unproven ADHD / diet: The 1988 pop claim that food additives or whatever in the diet causes / exacerbates attention-deficit disorder. Since parents both administer the feingold diet and judge its effect, there may be natural to see faces in the clouds or a desired effect; why the many substances all happen to be synthetic doesn't fit with other food hypersensitivities, but some folks claim good results. ...Read more
Atomoxetine inhibits serotonin transporter, dopamine transporter and naroephinephrine. What does inhibit mean?
Strattera (atomoxetine): Inhibition is the opposite of stimulation, so the effectiveness is reduced. ...Read more
No: At this time, there is no evidence to suggest this. As one may imagine, few if any studies have been performed in humans to look for this. ...Read more
Serotonin: They are all neurotransmitters.Get a more detailed answer ›
Meds and motivation: Antipsychotic meds used primarily for serious psychiatric disorders can help motivation as they improve disordered thinking, delusions and hallucinations. People who no longer have psychotic symptoms tend to function better and are more motivated overall. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Does exercise increase serotonin by stimulating the uptake of tryptophan by brain synaptosomes(sze py.1976)?
Yes: The caffeine in coffee blocks Adenosine receptors, which when activated make you tired and sleepy. This blockade also affects all major neurotransmitters, such as dopamine, acetylcholine, serotonin -- and in high doses, norepinephrine too. Dopamine effects are not in the exact same regions of the brain that other addictive substances affect, though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aspergers: Research is suggesting spectrum kids may be awash in serotonin in utero. There is speculation that ssri's may not be the best route in treating some of the difficulties associated with the spectrum because there may already be too much serotonin. Hopefully, future research will clarify. This is my take on the spectrum. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more
Since there's deep brain stimulation that stimulate neurons, is there deep brain "inhibition" that inhibits neurons?
Yes: It is interesting that it is called " stimulation", in fact it inhibits the neuron depending upon the degree of stimulation applied. For example the involuntary movement of Parkinson's disease are controlled by "inhibition". Similarly " interstim" is the technique to stimulate to cause inhibition of bladder contractions to cure loss of urinaty control. The entire process is well understood. ...Read more
St Johns wort: Is a very potent herb and should not be used with other anti-depressants. ...Read more
Not safe: GABA antagonists are not routinely prescribed for GABA A receptor upregulation. The main one flumazenil (clonazepam) is used for overdoses from benzodiazepines in an ER setting. It may cause withdrawal seizures. Your best bet is to detox and enter a drug tx program for alcohol or sedative-hypnotic dependence issues. ...Read more
Does dopamite(dopamine supplement) increase more dopamine level or prescribed medicine like biperiden(dopamine reuptake inhibitor) does?
Dopamine, OCD Sympto: I feel your distress about OCD symptoms. A 2004 study in the "American Journal of Psychiatry" indicates a positive correlation between increased dopamine activity and people with OCD. The University of Utah notes that OCD is linked to increased levels of dopamine There is no conclusive research that dopamine increases OCD symptoms. See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
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