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Can being on antipsychotics long term lower dopamine in the D2 receptors but raise dopamine in unblocked dopamine receptors due to extra receptors?
Yes: yes, they can, depending on the type of antipsychotic. ...Read more
An organ, cell or molecule that accepts an outside signal and causes an internal change. Eyes receive light, touch receptors send messages to the brain when stimulated by pressure and estrogen receptors bind Estradiol causing responses of normal breast, ovary and uterus cells to rising and falling levels of the female steroid hormones. Most of the time "receptor" refers to one ...Read more
I know exercise produces dopamine, but is it true that exercise helps in dopamine receptor regeneration or does it help in opening blocked receptors?
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. ...Read more
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
If placed on atypical antipsychotics, is it true that the patient grows up to 30%more dopamine receptors? If true for everyone, can they be removed
In general true: The body tends to counteract the effect of any medication that alters the nervous system. Antipsychotics, typical or otherwise, do block Dopamine (the atypicals somewhat more selectively), hence stimulate the growth or receptors. But, yes, when the medication is discontinued, the stimulating effect is gone, and the receptor density returns to normal. ...Read more
Possible: You may be feeling decreased motivation due to the illness you are being treated for, or as a side effect of the medication. Side effects can wear off so if not too detrimental, give it some time. It is important to always let your treating physician know how you are feeling. Take good care of yourself while you heal. ...Read more
Wrong forum: This forum is not designed to teach you how to get high. ...Read more
If someone has a dystonic reaction to compazine (prochlorperazine) does that mean they're allergic or is that just the result of the dopamine receptor blockade?
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