Posted by g_g_g_unit on November 3, 2009, at 22:48:43
In reply to Re: Which Drug increase dopamine the most? » delna, posted by metafunj on November 3, 2009, at 14:43:59
> Thats a good question since it can be hard to tell. Dopamine should increase positive mood and can cause eurphoria. Too much would increase paranoia. It also increase your ability to focus on one thing. The biggest difference is that it can make you obsessive about one thing and it increases your desire for pleasurable experiences such as sex and drugs. It increases libido.
isn't it more to do with where dopamine is distributed? i have wondered about this because my OCD (an almost ADHD-like 'overfocus' on certain neutral stimuli like my breathing, blinking, etc.) also came accompanied by terrible addictive tendencies like spending, alcohol addition, etc.
i've wondered if those two factors co-existing indicate a dopamine problem in a specific area.
conversely, when depression, i am pretty much schizoid - anhedonic, OCD dies down, so does anxiety, but then i find it impossible to focus on anything