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Doctor insights on: Is There Something That Mimics The Feelings That Endorphins Give

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Is there something that mimics the feelings that endorphins give?

Is there something that mimics the feelings that endorphins give?

No: However, there are many ways of increasing endorphins other than exercise and/or taking drugs. For example, meditation will increase endorphins as will listening to certain types of music or just relaxing at a quite lake in the mountains. ...Read more

Endorphins (Definition)

Endorphins are endogenous opioid peptides that function as neurotransmitters. They are produced by the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus in vertebrates during ...Read more


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Is it true that mozart melodies help the brain . And boost the IQ or something like that ?

Is it true that mozart melodies help the brain . And boost the IQ or something like that ?

Possibly: Couldn't hurt! here is a reference article: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1281386/. ...Read more

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Is there a chemical compound that is the same in every ssri/snri that could make my friend allergic to all of them?

Is there a chemical compound that is the same in every ssri/snri that could make my friend allergic to all of them?

No: Chemical structures are very different. Possibly your friend may still have class-specific side effects (paradoxical phenomena?); sometimes its use in non-unipolar depression may be the cause. The prescribing dr should be in the best position to contemplate this situation, please consult. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the mechanism that brings about arrhythmias in people?

What is the mechanism that brings about arrhythmias in people?

A Book Chapter: That's a huge question you just asked, and 400 characters isn't going to cut it. Short answer: irritability (triggered and automatic rhythms) and the heart's electricity getting caught in a loop (reentrant rhythms). If you want to drop a lot of cash, i can recommend some great books explaining the basis of these arrhythmias. ...Read more

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Also is there any that cause a lack of emotion while anger exist as the only emotion available to someone?

Also is there any that cause a lack of emotion while anger exist as the only emotion available to someone?

Personality disorder: Some people with personality disorders act as if they would rather be mad than sad. All unpleasant emotions (like sadness, frustration, etc.) are expressed as anger. ...Read more

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There isn't a cure that i'm aware of but is there something that can perhaps decrease the sleep attacks during the day?

There isn't a cure that i'm aware of but is there something that can perhaps decrease the sleep attacks during the day?

Sleep attacks: A "cure" is possible! but firs you have to find out why the sleep attacks occur. See your doctor or a slew specialist for further evaluation such as with a sleep study. Some causes of sleep attacks include narcolepsy, sleep apnea, insufficient sleep, sleep disrupters such as periodic limb movements, possibly mood disorders, and more. ...Read more

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Is there a certain hormone in your body that induces pleasure?

Is there a certain hormone in your body that induces pleasure?

No: There is no one hormone that induces pleasure. Hormones have work together. When hormones are balanced it is like a beautiful symphony but when one goes off it is like a section that symphony hitting a bad note. ...Read more

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I hear that there is a shot that can boost or reset your metabolism. Is that true?

I hear that there is a shot that can boost or reset your metabolism. Is that true?

Quackery: Don't waste your money on such nonsense. I can't even imagine what such a shot might be. Whatever it is, it won't work. I also don't know what it means to "reset" one's metabolism. Whatever symptoms you have that make you think your metabolism is abnormal, you should see a doctor and get reliable professional advice. Good luck. ...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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Please tell me if there are any receptors specific to lipocytes that trigger endocytosis of the bodies that bind to them?

Please tell me if there are any receptors specific to lipocytes that trigger endocytosis of the bodies that bind to them?

Is this homework?: Please tell us if this is homework or not. Why do you want to know. Are you sick? it would be wrong of us to do your homework for you. ...Read more

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Is there substance that makes you hate the smell of nicotine?

Is there substance that makes you hate the smell of nicotine?

Yes: Cigarettes. Honestly though, if you are trying to quit, you are going to have to fight some cravings and defeat the habit. Doctors can prescribe medications to help, but step one is deciding that you want to quit. Everybody wins when you quit except the tobacco companies. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the evidence that says dopamine is the cause of schizophrenia?

Could you tell me what is the evidence that says dopamine is the cause of schizophrenia?

It's not: The Dopamine hypothesis was obviously not the full story even in the 1970's. Schizophrenia is a neurodegenerative disease, with particular nerve cells lost that are required for logical thinking and keeping dreams out of waking life. ...Read more

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Is it true that there is blood flow issues with the scrotum if it has constant motion in response to feelings and emotions?

Is it true that there is blood flow issues with the scrotum if it has constant motion in response to feelings and emotions?

Not true: This has nothing to do with blood flow, but instead with the involuntary muscles in the spermatic cord and scrotum, relaxing and tightening. (These are same muscles that retract your testicles high into the scrotum when cold and relax so they hang low in hot weather.) ...Read more