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Imipramine Affect On Dopamine
Antiphysicotics raise prolactin & alter
dopamine in women, how else do they
affect a womans body negatively that
dr.'s don't tell?
Studies say yes: There are ongoing studies ( and papers) from the NIH, etc that deal with autoimmune-induced damage of the midbrain dopaminergic pathways. Lupus, an auto-immune process is thought to be able to damage or alter this area ( as well as other areas) This would definitely affect the dopamine levels and cause a multitude of possible problems, like depression, etc. ...Read more
Yes: All drugs affect the Dopamine reward pathway. Mj is no exception. ...Read more
They don't: Benzodiazepines increase the activity and potentcy of gaba receptors, which is an inhibitory neurotransmitter. Increasing the activity of gaba decreases anxiety and is sedating to lesser or greater degrees, which is why benzodiazepines are used for insomnia, panic attacks, and anxiety. ...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
Knowing that vyvanse works mostly with Dopamine. Would sex before/during/after taking the pill affect the strength? Since orgasms release Dopamine.
Interesting thought!: However, we don't recommend frequent sex to help raise dopamine levels! Especially since the increase is likely brief and not a reason to increase or decrease medications. Regular exercise does help ADHD, but what that exercise must be is not specified, as long as you do it long enough and regularly enough. Is it's benefit due to dopamine alone? No clear answer's known. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How do chemicals in brain like dopamine affect the behaviour, lack of which cause behavioural problems, is there a test to check the levels and cure?
Great Question: There are three major Dopamine pathways in the brain that help regulate emotions, blood pressure, movements, etc. When overactive can cause psychotic disorders, ; ocd etc. When underactive can cause symptoms of parkinsons. Most disorders of Dopamine are treated based on symptomatology. Either replace or suppress domanine activity. I am not aware of a generalized test commonly given to ck dopamine. ...Read more
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