Blog Posts - Dopamine



Filling In The “Hole in the Sole” Debate?

Today we conclude our fascinating article on the role of oxytocin in addiction. I am quite excited by these recent discoveries in oxytocin because they appear to offer some explanation for one question that has been with me for nearly ten years, why...
by Inside The Alcoholic Brain on Jun 7, 2015

Can Oxytocin be what’s missing in the Alcoholic “Hole in the Soul”?

PART 2   The endogenous oxytocin system changes and matures over time as part of normal development. This paper postulates that individual factors and early external influences (i.e. parenting, stress and illness) affect the developing endogenou...
by Inside The Alcoholic Brain on Jun 6, 2015

Female Sex Pill Flibanserin Gets FDA Panel Support

Women may finally begin to see drugs help fight lower sex drive as they get older. For the first time ever, a panel of health experts has recommended to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve a drug aimed at helping women with a sexual pro...
by Debt Free Living Guru on Jun 6, 2015

Female Viagra Flibanserin Gets FDA Panel Support

For women who suffer from low libido after menopause, there was some encouraging news from the FDA this past week. A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) health expert panel gave the recommendation that flibanserin, an experimental drug which aims to i...
by Debt Free Living Guru on Jun 6, 2015

Is the Alcoholic “Hole in the Soul” Oxytocin Shaped?

PART 1   In a previous blog we have suggested that addiction may partly be the consequence of insecure attachment to our caregivers in early childhood and that as a result addicts often learn to attach instead to consuming substances, or behavin...
by Inside The Alcoholic Brain on Jun 5, 2015

Ted Talk: Why Our Brain’s Get Addicted

Nora Volkow is the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.  In the Ted Talk below, Volkow takes a look at the link between levels of dopamine D2 receptors and addiction. The post Ted Talk: Why Our Brain’s Get Addicted appeared first...
by Recovery Advocates on Mar 12, 2015

The Losing Battle For Perpetual Reward

Or why you can't stay high forever. The amphetamine high, like the cocaine high, is a marvel of biochemical efficiency. Stimulants work primarily by blocking the reuptake of dopamine molecules in the synaptic gap between nerve cells. Dopamine remains...
by Addiction Inbox on Jan 23, 2015

It May Be A New Year, But It’s The Same Old Brain

Biology concepts – learning, habit, long term potentiation, neural plasticity50% of Americans will make at least one New Year resolution, but a quarter of them won’t even make it one week before relapsing. However, those who write down a resoluti...
by As Many Exceptions As Rules on Dec 31, 2014

Survive the Holiday Shopping Fever

Survive the Holiday Shopping Fever How to Survive the Holiday Shopping Fever Over time, you have become an expert at getting the best deals, whether you’re grocery shopping online or doing retail store shopping.  You’re confident that you can be...
by The Things Women Want on Dec 15, 2014

Texting & Driving Compare to Drug Addiction in Study

A recent study was conducted by the University of Connecticut School of Medicine that compared texting to drug addiction.  The study found that 90% of those surveyed knew they shouldn’t be texting while driving but that 75% admitted to at leas...
by Recovery Advocates on Nov 17, 2014

Texting & Driving Compare to Drug Addiction in Study

A recent study was conducted by the University of Connecticut School of Medicine that compared texting to drug addiction.  The study found that 90% of those surveyed knew they shouldn’t be texting while driving but that 75% admitted to at leas...
by Recovery Advocates on Nov 17, 2014

Mirapex / Requip / Neupro: Significant Increased Risk Of Compulsive Behaviors -- Gambling, Shopping, And Sex -- For These Parkinsons And Restless Leg Drugs

These Impulse Side Effects, As Seen In Adverse Drug Events Reports, Are Much Higher Than Previously Thought According To New Medical Journal Article (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) Thomas Moore, A.B., a senior scientist at the Institute o...
by Drug Injury Watch on Oct 21, 2014

Hunting For the Marijuana-Dopamine Connection

Why do heavy pot smokers show a blunted reaction to stimulants?Most drugs of abuse increase dopamine transmission in the brain, and indeed, this is thought to be the basic neural mechanism underlying the rewarding effects of addictive drugs. But in t...
by Addiction Inbox on Jul 21, 2014

MicroRNA-132 dysregulation in Toxoplasma gondii infection has implications for dopamine signaling pathway

Congenital toxoplasmosis and toxoplasmic encephalitis can be associated with severe neuropsychiatric symptoms. However, which host cell processes are regulated and how Toxoplasma gondii affects these changes remain unclear. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are s...
by PolygenicBlog on Mar 24, 2014

Anti-Psychotic Meds (dopamine d2 receptor antagonists ) Offer Hope Against Brain Cancer -- ScienceDaily

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered that FDA-approved anti-psychotic drugs possess tumor-killing activity against the most aggressive form of primary brain cancer, glioblastoma. The finding was pu...
by PolygenicBlog on Mar 8, 2014

Dopamine mediates vagal modulation of the immune system by electroacupuncture : Nature Medicine : Nature Publishing Group

Previous anti-inflammatory strategies against sepsis, a leading cause of death in hospitals, had limited efficacy in clinical trials, in part because they targeted single cytokines and the experimental models failed to mimic clinical settings. Neur...
by PolygenicBlog on Mar 7, 2014

ADHD Medications Fix The PM Drop-6 The Energy Drop

CorePsychWith this Energy Drop a different ADHD Medication perspective arises - medical, often hormonal, even more biological. Different treatments, different testings are required. The post ADHD Medications Fix The PM Drop-6 The Energy Drop appeared...
by CorePsychBlog on Feb 17, 2014

How to stop smoking before plastic surgery

Smoking no good before or after cosmetic surgery   Everybody knows that smoking tobacco products of any type is not good for you.  Rates of smoking in the US have come down but still 30% of the population smokes. It is important for patients to...
by Tavallali plastic surgery blog on Feb 10, 2014

Deze voeding verhoogt je dopaminegehalte en maakt je gelukkiger

Na een lekkere maaltijd voelen we ons meestal tevreden. Dat is niet zomaar uit de lucht gegrepen, maar wetenschappelijk bewezen. We kunnen ons letterlijk gelukkig eten door die voeding te eten die onze concentratie aan dopamine doet toenemen. Wat is...
by Leefnugezonder on Jan 27, 2014

ADHD Medications – Fix the PM Drop-3 The Sad Drop

CorePsychThe ADHD Medication Sad Drop: This video covvrs theabsolute most common Emotional crash - Whining, crying and depression, feeling blue, out of it emotionally on the sad side. The post ADHD Medications – Fix the PM Drop-3 The Sad Drop a...
by CorePsychBlog on Jan 24, 2014


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