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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?

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Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: 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, .

In brief: 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, .
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