Dopamine

Discussion in 'Pornography Addiction' started by light, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. light

    light New Member

    Since having low levels of dopamine is something bad, is there good ways to increase the natural dopamin level of the body?
    I have heard that exercise is good, but what about diet and supplements?
     
  2. bosseau

    bosseau Guest

    Also have a question to add - is it all about dopamine or are the other neurotransmitters also important?
     
  3. Withnail

    Withnail New Member

    Exercising, Meditating, Healthy Diet and I find listening to music helps as well but I am pretty much obsessed with music.
     
  4. Ballboy11

    Ballboy11 New Member

    Anyone think the new Neuro fuel beverage could help?
     
  5. Gary Wilson

    Gary Wilson Active Member

    Addiction involves multiple changes in many neurotransmitters and their receptors. A decline in dopamine and dopamine receptors are the major players in desensitization or numbed pleasure response.

    However, several other brain changes (as described in the video series) accompany desensitization, such as formation of addiction pathways (sensitization), and decrease in impulse control and willpower (hypofrontality).

    All these named "big" changes involve multiple complex little changes.

    Addiction is not a deficiency - it’s a feedback mechanism in over drive.

    Exercise, meditation and starvation can increase dopamine and dopamine receptors, but it's really only time and patience that resets this feedback mechanism.
     
  6. Gary Wilson

    Gary Wilson Active Member

    Yes, food starvation.
    But please do not think starvation will speed your recovery.
     
  7. offthecuff

    offthecuff Guest

    The "theory" of dopamine depletion is just that a theory. Nice jazzy video clips on yourbrainonporn but it is still only a theory, admittedly one i subscribe to!!!
    So how to feel good (which is what you mean I think)
    Exercise
    No Porn and masturbation
    eat well.
    speak to real people
    meditate/pray
    Exercise more!!
    Do this for 30 days then decide what you want your life to be.
    maybe you want your life to be looking at porn. personally i do not have an issue with that but are you sure thats what you want?
    OTC
     

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