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How can someone enjoy something without dopamine?

It is oversimplifying things that a single compound mediates complex human behavior. To nuance things a bit, there are more neurotransmitters and modulators that mediate feelings of pleasure, as you ...
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Does dopamine detox work?

A Google Scholar search for "dopamine detox" returns only one paper of any type mentioning the term, and it does not provide any specific citation for it as a procedure. A Google Scholar ...
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how dopamine levels are related with psychosis and schizophrenia?

It would have been better if you had split your question into two (one involving psychosis and the other depression) and provide each in a separate stack exchange post. Schizophrenia is said to be ...
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Why might sleeping on the floor alleviate PTSD symptoms?

Why might sleeping on the floor alleviate PTSD symptoms? Question: Does sleeping on the floor have similar neurotransmitter effects, as sleeping under a weighted blanket might? Psychiatrically, would ...
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What's the relation between firing of dopaminergic neurons and dopamine dispersion in terms of neurophysiological processes?

I've mostly figured it out now, and I've a better idea of the words and phrases I need to search to get the information I was asking for. The short answer comes from wikipedia: "The neurons' somata ...
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Does dopamine signal become stronger when goal distance is defined using time?

Hamid et al. Mesolimbic dopamine signals the value of work. Nature Neuroscience 2016. http://www.nature.com/neuro/journal/v19/n1/full/nn.4173.html Here is a paper that argues that dopamine signals ...
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Benefits of Preserving Dopamine

There is some truth to dopamine correlating with heightened motivation (but dopamine can also be too much of a good thing, such in the case of behavioral addictions, like pathological gambling, ...
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Beyond CBT and MBI, what are effective behavioral interventions for modern lifestyle addictions during their engagement?

Alas there's not much in the way of interventions that can curb impulsivity on the spot. Quoting from a somewhat dated but widely cited review, Moeller et al., 2001: Of the operant therapies used ...
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What's the relation between firing of dopaminergic neurons and dopamine dispersion in terms of neurophysiological processes?

Dopaminergic neurons synthesize dopamine and release it at their synapses with target neurons (see David Sulzer's review article. The activity of a dopaminergic neuron (its instantaneous firing rate) ...
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Are food rewards a good long term learning strategy?

Food rewards are effective and safe to use in principle. But in practice...? The non-caveman term for the process of using consequences to modify behavior is operant conditioning, and the specific ...
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Does AD(H)D increase the risk of (drug induced) psychosis?

Having ADHD does increase the risk of drug-induced psychosis. This may be because many of the medications used to treat ADHD are stimulants and stimulants can contribute to the development of ...
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Would it be possible to directly block dopamine release in the mesolimbic area?

If you want to have a drug affect only a certain area of the brain, your options are: Deliver the drug locally Use a very specific drug that only affects a specific receptor found in a specific ...
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Can we change a particular addiction into another addiction?

Intro and Bill For this answer, I am going to refer to a fictional person named Bill. You can skip to the next header if you wish, but here is a brief rundown on Bill. Bill has always been a gambler. ...
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What introductory textbook is available about the corticostriatal brain circuitry?

Although my formal training involved an element of neuroscience, it was not heavy on neuroscience so I am not aware of any specific neuroscience textbooks. However, another article you may be ...
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Psychological theories about the end of a romantic relationship

Is there a split between desire and love? Of course, love and lust/desire are two completely different things. A simple definition I have of the word love: An involuntary response to virtue. This ...
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