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Doctor insights on: Seroquel Serotonin Dopamine Receptor Blocker

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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, .

Receptor (Definition)

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


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Quetiapine and bupropion. .. Would seem to be contraindicated w the 1st a dopamine receptor inhibitor and the 2nd a dopamine releaser?

Quetiapine and bupropion. .. Would seem to be contraindicated w the 1st a dopamine receptor inhibitor and the 2nd a dopamine releaser?

Ask your doctor: There are many Dopamine receptors, and they are concentrated in different parts of your brain. If it were as easy as adding Dopamine and taking it away, things would be a lot easier.

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High serotonin and low dopamine levels indicate what?

High serotonin and low dopamine levels indicate what?

Nothing: Don't waste your money on these kind of tests. It is how you feel, how you think, how you take care of yourself that matters.

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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

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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.

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How can you increase the serotonin and dopamine levels in your brain with no drugs?

How can you increase the serotonin and dopamine levels in your brain with no drugs?

Raising nor./ser./do: Mental and physical activity with healthy diet and lifestyle.

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Which part of the brain has/controls the serotonin and dopamine neurons in the body?

Which part of the brain has/controls the serotonin and dopamine neurons in the body?

Well-many: This is a complex question, and the answer is many. The number of receptors for both of these are throughout the brain and body and are controlled by different biochemical processes which trigger excretion, secretion, reuptake, and distribution. There are different types of serotonin and dopamine receptors throughout the systems.

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I know serotonin and dopamine are the main "happy chemicals" in your brain. What is the difference in the feelings/types of happiness they cause?

I know serotonin and dopamine are the main "happy chemicals" in your brain. What is the difference in the feelings/types of happiness they cause?

Calm vs. Excited: The role of neurotransmitters in feelings is complex, but serotonin is involved in a sense of calm joy as from meditation or marijuana, whereas dopamine is related to a state of excitement- sometimes called the sex, drugs & rock'n'roll neurotransmitter, as from cocaine. Deficiencies or excess of each creates problems. See http://www. Buzzle. Com/articles/neurotransmitters-and-their-functions. Html

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What foods or supplements increase serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine?

What foods or supplements increase serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine?

St Johns wort: Is a very potent herb and should not be used with other anti-depressants.

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What do serotonin and dopamine have in common?

What do serotonin and dopamine have in common?

TwoNeurotransmitters: Serotonin is a neural transmitter primarily found in the gastrointestinal tract, platelets, and in the central nervous system. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that helps control the brain's reward and pleasure centers. Dopamine also helps regulate movement and emotional responses, and it enables us not only to see rewards, but to take action to move toward them.

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How do I increase acetylcholine, dopamine and serotonin levels naturally?

How do I increase acetylcholine, dopamine and serotonin levels naturally?

Think yours are low?: This is about the nervous system. What makes you think your "levels" are low? Neurotransmitters don't HAVE "levels". They don't just float around or circulate in blood. They're made in the terminal boutons of neurons, released into the synaptic cleft, & immediately either recycled & replaced or taken back up. Neurochemistry isn't just a New Age fad. REAL knowledge is power. Go arm yourself.

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How can I replenish dopamine and serotonin levels after a drug binge?

You Can't: Mutual support such as Narcotics Anonymous can be helpful and life-saving for many people. Also seek help from a physician and/or counselor with experience with addiction.

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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.

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What causes OCD? Is it a lack of Dopamine and serotonin?

What causes OCD? Is it a lack of Dopamine and serotonin?

Neurological: There is some evidence that OCD is a kind of glitch in brain circuitry that can be resolved with psychotherapy that include exposure, mindfulness, and compulsion response prevention. Certain medications such as SSRIs can also be helpful.

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Quetiapine (Definition)

Quetiapine (brand seroquel) is classified as an atypical antipsychotic medication. It is fda approved to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and as an adjunct with antidepressants in the treatment of major depressive disorder. Serious side effects include tardive dyskinesia, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, and metabolic syndrome with weight gain, risk of ...Read more


Serotonin (Definition)

Serotonin is a chemical derived from the Amino Acid tryptophan and acts as a neurotransmitter (communicating ...Read more