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A lack of GABA and dopamine in asperger's syndrome? What role does serotonin play in asperger's?

A lack of GABA and dopamine in asperger's syndrome? What role does serotonin play in asperger's?

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

Gaba (Definition)

Gamma-aminobutyric acid (also known as gaba)is used as a supplement ...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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What is the value of dopamine?

Dopamine: . Dopamine is for executive functions such as planning and alertness, etc. ...Read more

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What are brand names for dopamine?

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Dopamine: Some trade names are Intropin, (dopamine) Revimine, DOPA. ...Read more

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What are the food sources of dopamine?

What are the food sources of dopamine?

Most food sources: Dopamine by itself is not found in any food sources but there are two Amino Acids that are converted to Dopamine in the body. Look for foods with phenylananine and tyrosine in them, though this is not very difficult to find. Most meats, dairy, and grains are high in both of these amino acids. ...Read more

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What are the effects of lowered dopamine?

What are the effects of lowered dopamine?

Less normal itch : Every hormone and natural transmitters are needed for positive and negative response. ...Read more

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Is there a medication that lowers dopamine?

Is there a medication that lowers dopamine?

Dopamine blockers: There is no medicine that lowers Dopamine. There are many medications that may block the effects of Dopamine, They are the classical antipsychotics and antinausea medications. ...Read more

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What happens if a child produces too much dopamine?

What happens if a child produces too much dopamine?

See below: Generally speaking we don't measure Dopamine levels. There are diseases where the cells that produce Dopamine start dying (i.e. Parkinson disease). There are diseases where the treatment are anti-dopaminegic medicine (i.e. Schizophrenia, hyperkinetic movement disorders such as huntington disease). I'm not sure that there is any condition where we say the Dopamine level is too high. ...Read more

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What number of dopamine pathways are there and what are they?

What number of dopamine pathways are there and what are they?

Dopamine is the : latest fad: The "happy" chemical, right? There's no way that can be answered in 400 characters. Dopamine plays a fundamental role in almost all aspects of behavior from motor control to mood regulation, cognition & addiction & reward. The popular books about it are garbage. See Principles of Neural Science by Kandel & Schwartz or The Biochemical Basis of Neuropharmacology by Cooper, Bloom & Roth. ...Read more

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Is L-theanine a gaba?

No, not exactly: While structurally related to the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate, theanine only has weak affinity for the glutamate receptor on postsynaptic cells.[19] rather, its primary effect seems to increase the overall level of the brain inhibitory transmitter gaba. Source:en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/theanine. ...Read more

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Dopamine (Definition)

Dopamine is an inotrope which is a kind of heart ...Read more