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    Old 11-22-2007, 05:26 PM   #1
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    Old 12-30-2007, 09:14 PM   #2
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    Re: dopamine deficiency,what are the symptoms?

    good question...??

     
    Old 12-31-2007, 03:14 AM   #3
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    Re: dopamine deficiency,what are the symptoms?

    That IS a very good question, so I ******d it and this is what I found from one site. I find this quite interesting info and I imagine many of us can identify with many of these symptoms.

    Dopamine deficiency signs/symptoms:
    Physically fatigued easily
    Sleep too much and trouble getting out of bed
    Reduced ability to feel pleasure
    Flat, bored, apathetic
    Low drive, motivation & enthusiasm
    Depressed
    Difficulty getting through a task even when interesting to me
    Procrastinator/little urgency
    Shy/introvert
    Mentally fatigued easily
    Difficulty paying attention and concentrating
    Slow thinker and/or slow to learn new ideas
    Put on weight easily
    Crave uppers (e.g. caffeine/sugar/nicotine/diet soft drinks/cocaine/amphetamines)
    Use these improve energy/motivation/mood
    Prone to addictions (e.g. alcohol)/addictive personality
    Light headedness
    Reduced libido and/or impotence
    Family history of depression/alcoholism/ADD
    Dopamine levels may be low due to a combination of genetic and acquired reasons. Dopamine can be raised effectively using either nutrient based therapies or medications. Dopamine is synthesized form the amino acid tyrosine.

    Factors which reduce dopamine levels:
    Chronic stress
    Inadequate sleep
    Hypothyroidism
    Lead, arsenic and cadmium exposure
    Under-methylation
    Tyrosine (precursor) deficiency
    Magnesium, iron, zinc & vitamins B3/B6/C/D deficiency
    Excess copper levels
    Genetic dopamine receptor abnormalities
    Chronic opioid, alcohol & marijuana use
    Adrenal insufficiency
    Glutathione deficiency
    Parkinson's Disease
    Influenza
    Estrogen deficiency
    Human growth hormone deficiency

     
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