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Doctor insights on: Role Of Dopamine

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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

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Dopamine (Definition)

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Does coffee affects the levels of serotonin, noradrenaline and dopamine ?

Does coffee affects the levels of serotonin,  noradrenaline and dopamine ?

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 more

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Whether heomopathic treatment set right the imbalance of neurochemicals of serotonin and dopamine depression?

Whether heomopathic treatment set right the imbalance of neurochemicals of serotonin and dopamine depression?

No studies: There are no studies that i know of which document serotonin or Dopamine levels during homeopathic treatment. The 2 paradigms of health and illness are very different. Other issue is that no one has proven that neurochemical imbalance directly causes depression, either. It would be an interesting study, but you'd need many well trained homeopaths, & patients willing to have lp's with treatment. ...Read more

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Which part of the brain plays a role in addiction?

Which part of the brain plays a role in addiction?

Dopamine reward: You can find some basic information about Dopamine and the reward system of teh brain, still sometimes called the limbic system at http://www.Addictscience.Com/drugs-and-dopamine all the very recent excitement about food addicion is localized to activation in the nucleus accumbens, one part of the brain involved in reward and craving. ...Read more

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Which part of the brain uses serotonin and dopamine?

Which part of the brain uses serotonin and dopamine?

Everywhere: Both are found throughout the brain, but more common in the limbic or emotional part of the brain ...Read more

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Do environmental factors play a role in the progression of beta-thalassemia?

Do environmental factors play a role in the progression of beta-thalassemia?

No, but. . .: Environmental factors generally do not play a role in beta thalassemia. However, a patient can be worsened by conditions that typically worsen anemia, such as dietary iron deficiency, other nutrient deficiencies (such as folate (folic acid) or vitamin b12), lead poisoning, or infections with viruses that can cause anemia (such as parvovirus b19). Vacationing at high altitudes may cause symptoms of low oxygen. ...Read more

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Role of tadalafil in bph?

Role of tadalafil in bph?

BPH: Daily 5 mg Cialis has been approved for BPH in the usa. It likely is as helpful as available Alpha blocker drugs but it is quite expensive and consequently, many insurance plans won't pay for it. ...Read more

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What are the effects of norepinephrine and dopamine ?

What are the effects of norepinephrine and dopamine ?

Catecholamines: Behavior is much more complex than neurotransmitter levels alone. But norepinephrine (ne) acts mainly in an area of your brainstem called the locus coeruleus. When released, ne triggers the stress response. Ne is also involved in pain, cognition, mood, emotions, movement and blood pressure. Dopamine is involved in regulating mood, pleasure, delusions, psychosis and drug abuse -- and more. ...Read more

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What increases the concentration of neurotransmitters in a synaptic cleft?

What increases the concentration of neurotransmitters in a synaptic cleft?

Disease examples: Let's use model of acetylcholine. In Alzheimer's disease we give meds called acetylcholinesterases, which block chemical that breaks down transmitter, and enhances communication. In myasthenia gravis, we have similar approaches to maintain nerve/ muscle interactions. Why do you ask? Is there a condition that needs attention? ...Read more

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What are the effects of prolonged anxiety and anger on acetylcholine, serotonin, dopamine levels?

What are the effects of prolonged anxiety and anger on acetylcholine, serotonin, dopamine levels?

Negative emotions: Strongly impact our biochemistry in general. They can eventually burn out our adrenal glands. For a lab analysis of neurotransmitters via urine your doc can use neuroscience lab, who specialize in this, along with supplemental formulas to balance things naurally. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the role of genetics in addiction?

What is the role of genetics in addiction?

Partial: There is a familial component, but addiction is a very complex process. Many children of addicts emerge without addictions. Nevertheless, because risk is increased, people whose family members have struggled with addiction should regard all substances, including alcohol and tobacco, with caution, practice abstinence or moderation, and seek prompt help for any concerns about over-use or dependence. ...Read more

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How does dopamine and serotonin (chemically) reduce fear/anxiety in de brain? prefrontal cortex or amygdala? Or which parts of brain is involved?

How does dopamine and serotonin (chemically) reduce fear/anxiety in de brain? prefrontal cortex or amygdala? Or which parts of brain is involved?

Neurotransmitters: Medicines like Zoloft/Lexapro are serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Wellbutrin (bupropion) inhibits the uptake of norepinephrine and dopamine. Whether it is anxiety, irritability, anger, short fuse, or depression; these medicines regulate neurotransmitters in the brain to improve symptoms of insomnia, guilty feelings, poor concentration, fatigue, appetite disturbance, and lack of drive/interests. ...Read more

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Does geodon (ziprasidone) decrease motivation because of blocking of dopamine receptors?

Does geodon (ziprasidone) decrease motivation because of blocking of dopamine receptors?

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

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What's the role of hormones in humans?

What's the role of hormones in humans?

Chemical messangers: Hormones are chemical messangers in your body that tell different parts to do something whether its digestion, sex hormones, stress hormones, regulate blood pressure and heart function, control metabolism rate, etc. ...Read more

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What is the role of parasympathetic nervous system?

ConstrucT : Anabolism and catabolism both continue emergency arise so sympathetic or flight fight comes in action emergency over reconstruction begins parasympathetic takes over again which is our base line. ...Read more

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Will increase in dopamine also increase the level of norepinephrine?

Will increase in dopamine also increase the level of norepinephrine?

No: Dopamine, norepinephrine and seratonin are independant but work together to balance the brain chemistries. Adjusting one does not necessarily affect the others. ...Read more

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Which neurotransmitter is responsible for the high, excess energy of bipolar disorder?

Which neurotransmitter is responsible for the high, excess energy of bipolar disorder?

Lithium helps: Lithium especially helps because it decrases depression. Other medications help but in a befeficial way and none of them give he high excess energy. ...Read more