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Neurochemistry, what happens?

Dopamine beta hydroxylase deficiency

increased amounts of serum dopamine and absence of norepinephrine and epinephrine.

Dopamine is released as a false neurotransmitter in lieu of norepinephrine and epinephrine.

Very rare, less than 20 individuals.


dopamine and norepinephrine imbalance is not yet addressed by medications

dopamine - norepinephrine imbalance is associated with

  • In women
    • PMS
    • Post partum depressum
    • Skin sensitivities (females)
    • Food sensitivities (females)
  • In men
    • Poor stress control
    • Anger management issues
    • Impulsivity

Some evidence that this plays a role in adhd exists; [[a.blumAttentiondeficithyperactivityDisorderReward2008]]

via:: [[nedley depression anxiety treatment - tyrosine dopamine norepinephrine-rev2]]

dopamine norepinephrine imbalance