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Stuck on ... dopamine by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Sun 19 Sep 2010 6:40pm In attempting to explain attention and ADHD, Jonah Lehrer explains dopamine's salience function But the caricature of dopamine as simply the chemical of hedonism is woefully incomplete. For instance, studies have shown that the dopamine reward pathway is also extremely active when people are forced to eat something disgusting, or when a subject ... Read on »
Get Your Dopamine on Amazon and (Soon) Kindle! by Bill S. Health Maven Posted Thu 23 Sep 2010 1:24pm By Parky Bill at September 23, 2010 | 4:24 pm | Print ... Read on »
Dopamine suppression follows drug use by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Fri 04 Jul 2014 5:12pm New research from BYU finds that the brain’s attempts to compensate for the dopamine surges that drug users experience create a cycle of dopamine surges and suppression. Steffensen’s research suggests that the process of a brain becoming addicted is similar to a driver overcorrecting a vehicle. When drugs and alcohol release unnaturally ... Read on »
Serotonin and Dopamine: A Primer by Dirk H. Patient Expert Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 3:22am The Molecules of Reward Serotonin and dopamine are part of a group of compounds called biogenic amines. In addition to serotonin and dopamine, the amines include noradrenaline, acetylcholine, and histamine. This class of chemical messengers is produced, in turn, from basic amino acids like tyrosine, tryptophan, and choline. The amines are ... Read on »
Gimme Dopamine!! Fast! by Jeff H. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 11:03am Recently, I underwent surgical repair of a hockey hernia. This is also referred to as, a guy who is in his early 40’s and still thinks he can play hockey like a 20 year old syndrome. Lesson learned. I have posted previously about the tremendous benefits exercise has brought to my life in winning the battle against ADD. So to recap, aerobic exe ... Read on »
Dopamine and Obesity by Dirk H. Patient Expert Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 3:17pm Overeating, drug abuse, and the D2 receptor. A genetic variation in the dopamine D2 receptor predisposes women toward obesity, according to a small but potentially significant study published in the October 17 issue of Science. While numerous twins studies demonstrate the likelihood of biological factors in obesity, there are few rigorou ... Read on »
Estrogen research is insightful into dopamine regulation by Atlanta Mom .. Patient Expert Posted Tue 16 Jun 2009 6:40pm Rebecca Alyea and Cheryl Watson of the University of Texas Medical Branch said they investigated how physiological estrogen levels might influence neurochemical pathways, including dopamine signaling. "The significance of estrogen-coupled regulation of the (dopamine transporter) by both direct and indirect interactions between estrogen recepto ... Read on »
Dopamine levels in brain 'influence decision making' by Healthy Solutions Patient Expert Posted Sat 09 Jan 2010 7:00am BBC News Dopamine, a chemical with a key role in setting people's moods, could have a much wider-ranging impact on their everyday lives, research suggests. Dopamine is known to have a "reward" function in the brain Experiments show that altering levels of the chemical in the brain influen ... Read on »
Is your Relationship Withering? Are you Bored with your Partner? Do you feel like Wandering? You May Need Some Dopamine by Jennifer .. Patient Expert Posted Tue 01 Jul 2008 4:11pm Is your relationship dull? Lifeless? Boring? Does the excitement of a new relationship sound tempting? The answer to the problem is not to find a new partner and repeat the cycle. The answer is to stimulate your relationship. Let me explain. The human mind craves learning and stimulation. Hardwired into our brain is a system designe ... Read on »
Food Addiction and Dopamine by Dirk H. Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 7:08pm 1 Comment Why your brain likes sweets. The brain's ability to sniff out calories in the form of sugar depends upon sugar's drug-like effect on the dopamine-rich reward center known as the nucleus accumbens, according to a study published in the March 27 issue of Neuron . This tiny structure in the mid-brain is also the locus of re ... Read on »