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What does a low plasma dopamine mean?

What does a low plasma dopamine mean?

Read article: Too complex to answer in 400 characters. Below a link for starters, hope this helps. http://jpet.aspetjournals.org/content/305/3/800.full. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Johnson
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Dopamine (Definition)

Dopamine is an inotrope which is a kind of heart ...Read more


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Negative symptoms of psychosis are related to low dopamine levels, what does this mean?

Negative symptoms of psychosis are related to low dopamine levels, what does this mean?

Dopamine: The dopamine hypothesis posits that an excess of the neurotransmitter dopamine is present in the synapses of the nerves, which give rise to psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations and agitation (positive symptoms) and flat affect and alogia (negative symptoms). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of low dopamine?

What are the symptoms of low dopamine?

Dopamine: This neurotransmitter that is produced from tyrosine is involved with many functions. The main ones are the initiation of movement (so low can be parkinsonism) but also with motivation, so low can be lack of ambition or interest (another term - inanition). It impacts also many physical functions including some cardiovascular functions. ...Read more

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What are the difference in low dopamine vs low seratonin symptoms?

What are the difference in low dopamine vs low seratonin symptoms?

First realize: the doctors are slightly making this up. In tests of whether matching drugs to symptoms worked... didn't work. Serotonin run systems involve sleep/eating/anxiety dopamine run systems involve pleasure. The only solid data is that drugs of abuse definitely activate the dopamine. Cocaine/meth dealers/designer drug dealers have better luck. but then, have more money for Research ...Read more

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What is considered a low dopamine level in mL when it comes to plasma?

What is considered a low dopamine level in mL when it comes to plasma?

Caution: I hope you are not being sold snake-oil from one of the sensation / charismatic clinics / labs around the country that offer to find you special brain chemistry needs based on blood levels of neurotransmitters (NTs). If so, please know it is a scam. Blood levels of NTs are completely unrelated to brain levels. If you have other needs for a plasma DA level (Endocrine), check Mayo Clinic Lab. ...Read more

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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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What are symptoms of low dopamine in brain?

What are symptoms of low dopamine in brain?

Tough to say: Although the field of psychiatry continues to advance there is still hypotheses about the relationship of specific monoamine neurotransmitters to the diagnoses specified in the dsm-v. If one allows for the possibility of an incomplete heuristic then one would theorize that low Dopamine could predispose to inattentiveness, slowed thinking, impulsivity, decreased energy, anhedonia, and depression. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of low dopamine in the brain?

What are symptoms of low dopamine in the brain?

Poor concentration: Dopamine serves many functions in the brian, depending on the specific area in which it is working. In the prefrontal cortex, low concentrations of dopamine result in poor concentration, easy distractibility, irritable mood, and so on. In other areas, it may cause movement disorders. ...Read more

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Is there a way to check for low dopamine in the brain? If so how?

Is there a way to check for low dopamine in the brain? If so how?

Why?: I'm aware that dopamine and serotonin are all the rage these days; but please repost your question with an explanation of why you're asking, why you think your brain dopamine is "low", and what you would hope to achieve by somehow making it "higher"? ...Read more