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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

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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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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How can I raise serotonin norepinephrine and dopamine levels in my system?

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How can I raise serotonin norepinephrine and dopamine levels in my system?

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

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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 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. ...Read more

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Does latuda (lurasidone) block or create more dopamine and serotonin?

Does latuda (lurasidone) block or create more dopamine and serotonin?

Not exactly, ...: Latuda (lurasidone) treats schizophrenia and bipolar depression, but its exact actions inside the brain is unknown. It may work by blocking certain dopamine and serotonin receptors in the brain. That means it prevents dopamine and serotonin from attaching to those receptors, which are locations on brain cells that dopamine and serotonin would attach to if Latuda (lurasidone) molecules were not blocking those locations. ...Read more

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What can I do if tired and low energy, with low serotonin and dopamine. Is there something. That can help me feel better?

Not sure how you: Know it's serotonin and dopamine, but yes, a number of medications could be helpfull. First see you doc about any medical issues, then see a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What are natural remedy for regulating serotonin and dopamine in blood.

Exercise: Is one of the best natural remedies for these neurotransmitters in a healthy person. This is different and more complicated if someone has parkinsons or other neuro diseases. However, exercise has demonstrated about the same effect in treating depression as ssri medications and should be an adjunct to anyone wanting to regulate serotonin and dopamine. Most herbals are not proven. ...Read more

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Quitting Smoking: Safe to take L-tyrosine, L-tryptophan, and P-5-P to help dopamine and serotonin levels for a few months?

Quitting Smoking: Safe to take L-tyrosine, L-tryptophan, and P-5-P to help dopamine and serotonin levels for a few months?

Need willpower: Nicotine is the worst and most addictive substance of abuse known to mankind. The biggest obstacle is the ready availability and affordable cost. If you imagine your life being dictated by a 2 inch cigarette that too an inanimate object something is terribly wrong with your self control. You need to outsmart the cigarette. There is no other single step you can take in your life to better your life ...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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If told am clinically depressed but don't want to take antidepressants, is there something else I can do to increase dopamine & serotonin?

Yes: Exercise, good nutrition, fish oil supplements [omega fatty acids], and s-adenosyl methionine supplements [sam] are all natural ways that can help mild to moderate depression. Psychotherapy is also affect for depression, and a discussion with a mental health professional can help guide you in this direction. Hope this answer helps. ...Read more

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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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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