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.

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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...

Can dopamine levels in the brain be measured using imaging? I have symptoms of low dopamine. Was on high dose ritalin (methylphenidate) then adderall for many years.

Not available . Currently there is no clinically available test for measuring brain dopamine. Dopamine depletion clinically is seen as Parkinsons Disease which is due to a loss of dopamine from the substantia nigra. Rigidity, tremor, bradykinesia and masklike face are symptoms. Read more...

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...

I have been told I have low dopamine. I have brain fog, anxiety, etc. Can't take ssri. Any diet measures I can take?

More information. Would be helpful to hear what symptoms you are asking about. The known effect of diet in those conditions can then be clarified. Read more...

Can low dopamine in the brain cause irritability, memory issues, emotionless...? Remedy?

Yes. Low dopamine, which is often a consequence of methamphetamine addiction, causes a depletion of dopamine stores in the brain. This results in severe depressions as a withdrawal. These depressions include severe irritability, extreme fatigue, emotional blunting and lack of drive. Thinking problems can also occur. Read more...
IT'S COMPLICATED. The mechanism of action of brain dopamine is not full understood. Low levels are associated with Parkinson's disease and probably ADHD and restless legs syndrome. Your symptoms may reflect depression and there are medications that can increase both brain dopamine and serotonin levels. Pounding heartbeat and tachycardia may be symptoms of panic disorder. You should get a psychiatric evaluation. Read more...

Can severe ADHD or low dopamine levels and a very disorganized brain be responsible for psychological drugs like antidepressants not working on you?

Very much possible. Please don't self medicate or stop prescribed psychiatric medicines on your own, keep a close follow up with your doctor/psychiatrist, seek a second opinion if you wish, but never be on your own with those drugs on board, . Read more...

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...