Adhd neurotransmitters

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Avatar f tn I am pretty sure that Welbutrin would make more chemical sense in helping ADD because Welbutrin acts on norepinephrine and dopamine, where as Paxil acts mainly on serotonin. The neurotransmitters that are involved in ADD are thought to mainly be norepinephrine and dopamine... which is why something like welbutrin is prescribed more often and tends to work better. BUT!
Avatar n tn She is having problems with her 9year old son. Until about a year and a half ago, he was a quiet, shy, polite boy. Now he goes through phases of ADHD-like behavior and she has linked it to milk intake. He is "normal" until about an hour after drinking milk or having milk in his cereal. She has eliminated milk for a week or more at a time and had NO PROBLEMS with him...but as soon as he has milk again he is hyper, rude, inattentive, etc. This subsides after a few hours.
Avatar m tn Hi Doc, I'm tired all the time and practically a person that is always in shambles. I'm 41 yrs old and diagnosed with ADHD because of my symptoms. I was prescribed Vyvanse. I took 20mg today but it put me to sleep. I was wondering if there was a possibility of me having thyroid problems because of this effect the Vyvanse had on me? I thought i was going to be focused and energized. Can you please let me know if this is the effect Vyvanse does to people with thyroid problems?
Avatar m tn A very good question as it all depends on the user of the medication. If a person has ADHD, researchers believe that the problem lies in the catecholamine-rich fronto-subcortical system of the brain. (http://www.help4adhd.
Avatar n tn What is the level of neurotransmitters ( or receptors = I don't know much) in Delusional disorder, affective disorder and Schizophrenia?
Avatar n tn 32/male I have aggitation where I'm uncomfortable in my own mind, in my own skin -- severe 24/7 derealization -- anxiety -- nothing feels real and I'm 24/7 lightheaded. Lately it's been worse and I've had a huge appettite. If I cut back on food, it makes my symptoms worse. My once high sex drive has also crashed recently. I was wonder. Do this cluster of symptoms point to any particular neurotransmitter --- and would it be too low or too high in my brain?
Avatar m tn It was like thoughts flowed, and I just had to direct them. I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was a child, and as I am today, I have to focus to think in a particular direction. When I am not focusing, my mind feels mostly blank. Is there a way to creat that strong stream of thoughts without smoking marijuana?
Avatar m tn In the brain alone there are 183 different neurotransmitters. Two major neurotransmitters are serotonin and catecholamines, which includes norepinephrine, epinephrine, and dopamine. Although this is the focus of this webpage, sometimes additional neurotransmitters such as acetylcholine, histamine and GABA must be considered in a comprehensive successful program. For years it has been known in medicine that low levels of Serotonin and/or Norepinephrine can cause many diseases and illness.
510969 tn?1212855281 All of the trial test results are the same - l-theanine is highly effective in the treatment of ADHD due to its ability to balance the neurotransmiters implicated in ADHD. The latest studies postulate that theanine modulates the levels of neurotransmitters, ie - if one's dopamine levels are too high, theanine lowers it. If one's serotonin levels are too low - it raises it. It also promotes alpha brain waves - the waves we have when we are calm, yet alert.
Avatar n tn The patented form from Japan, called Suntheanine, is the one which has been used in all of the controlled studies and is used in Japan as a recognized treatment for ADHD. It is now available in capsule form in the US. The latest studies postulate that theanine modulates the levels of neurotransmitters, ie - if one's dopamine levels are too high, theanine lowers it. If one's serotonin levels are too low - it raises it.
520691 tn?1213961844 My boyfriend had a horrific accident last year which left him with 3 skull fractures and part of his brain crushed. He has ADHD but his moods have become uncontrolable lately... Could there be anything long term? Any suggestions on how to control this would be grateful.
462570 tn?1273632977 Does anyone know what main neurotransmitters help to manage pain? I have read that the inhibitory transmitters glycine and GABA have something to do with it but what about Dopamine?
Avatar n tn I am ADD (possibly bi-polar II--jury is still out) and was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in '86. I recently read an article in an anthology about women with ADHD that was written by a psychiatrist and neuropsychologist (well-referenced) that claimed at least a correlational link, if not a causal one. This article made both scientific and intuitive sense.
674555 tn?1272600376 but also if those neurotransmitters are not at normal levels because of cognitive disorders like ADHD then the proper dose, when closely monitored brings them up to what a normal adults level would be, just like SSRI's block the re-uptake of serotonin so that the levels are as similar to those in individuals without any neurological dysfunction, but if misdiagnosed and taken those drugs as well can cause someone who already has normal levels to increase to fatal levels causing complications
Avatar n tn My step son is 7 years old and has been diagnosed with a very mild case of ADHD. My concern is that like I said before he is 7 years and he weighs approximately 95 pounds. The Dr. has prescribed him Concerta 36 mg per day. We have had to take him off the medication. He would go all day and never eat anything, he would not sleep at all, he would stay up all night just sitting in front of the TV. He would talk non stop(even though he has done this all of his life) it got worse.
Avatar m tn Ritalin is increasing the levels of both dopamine and norepinephrine neurotransmitters thru the inhibition of monoamine transporters. It would be good to know for how long you've been on Ritalin and if you decided to take it due to the side effects you were experiencing with Paxil or to treat ADHD. I do think the Effexor is more stimulating than Paxil and maybe you could do well on only Effexor. Taking Ritalin in combination with the Effexor could give you hypertension.
Avatar f tn I'm curious if you have diagnosed with adhd? When used properly, adhd medications are not suppose to give you this burst of energy to clean or anything like that. When that happens, it is being used as speed. Then you are taking sleep aides and Xanax to come back down? Anyway, your pupils are dialated because it is an amphetamine and your body is reacting to it. You'll have to judge whether that is worth it. Every medication has an up side and a down side.
Avatar f tn Mainstream medicine has lost sight of the fact that nutrients in our diet are the precursors of neurotransmitters, just as nutrients make up 100% of the body. Amino acids are the precursors to every neurotransmitter, with the exception of acetylcholine." "How can you tell if your feeling of depression or the blues is a serotonin or norepinephrine problem?
Avatar f tn Neurological research has identified over fifty (50) neurotransmitters in the brain. Research also tells us that several neurotransmitters are related to mental health problems – Dopamine, Serotonin, Norepinephrine, and GABA (Gamma Aminobutyric Acid).
1472248 tn?1292611095 From the symptoms described this looks to be attention deficit hyperactivity disorder rather than anything related to the previous episode of rolandic seizure. ADHD usually presents in early school years. The child can be either primarily inattentive, impulsive, hyperactive or emotionally unstable. The child often doesn’t seem to listen, is easily distracted, cant sit still and is fidgety, has angry outbursts, social loner, becomes very sensitive to criticism.
Avatar f tn Soy can be eaten in order to feed the neurotransmitters and encourage the body to begin to make its own neurotransmitters. Your body needs choline to make acetylcholine (an important neurotrasmitter), and choline is only found in egg yolks and soy products or through lecithin, which is made from yolks or soy. The most efficient way to get choline is through eating egg yolks, though lecithin granules can be easily added to food as well.
5093508 tn?1390543931 Does anyone have any info on natural ways to balance the neurotransmitters in the brain? With so many anti-depressant medications and anxiety meds it can be very tricky and risky to find the right one for the individual. What might work for one, may have catastrophic effects on another.
Avatar m tn For the past three years I have been dealing with these pressure headaches varying in severity. It feels like my brain is swelling and sometimes at it's worse it feels like my brain stem and spinal cord are as well. I noticed that drugs were the cause of these headaches. Not large amounts of drugs like someone would take to get high but any amount (even small) of a drug. For example say the alcohol in tooth paste or caffeine in tea.
Avatar f tn My son is six, he has been diagnosed with ADHD, Bi-Polar, Social Anxiety Disorder, ODD, dyslexia, and encopresis. He also hates loud noises. He is def not Autistic or Aspergers. I was wondering if any one else had a kid with so many diagnoses. I am wondering if there isn't one main flaw in his brain activity that is causing all of these different symptoms.
1393879 tn?1288725449 s ability to brake actions, resulting in the impulsivity typical of ADHD people. Also located here are important neurotransmitters -- chemical messages in the brain -- including norepinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin, which affect mental and emotional functioning. Dopamine is under particular scrutiny. One recent study reported that adults with ADHD had abnormally low levels of DOPA decarboxylase, the enzyme that produces dopamine.