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Emotional Disorders from Chemical Deficiency Dopamine

Updated on July 28, 2017
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Mental anguish, via chemical deficiencies, can be even more painful than physical disorders, at times. But, there is hope!




Dopamine Deficiency can be helped with medication, and once treated, life can be fulfilling, and enjoyable, again!

Let It Be Me

Percentage of those who view mental health treatment in a positive light

  • Data has shown that 78% of adults with mental health symptoms, and 89% of adults without mental health symptoms are in agreement that treatment can help people with mental and emotional disorders lead more normal, and functional lives.

Dopamine Deficiency

Firstly, I'd like to state that I am not a psychiatrist, or a Pharmaceutical Specialist. I am, in fact, an individual with Dopamine Deficiency, that I do take pharmaceutical medications for, to help minimize my daily symptoms. It has taken a great deal of time, in the 'trial and error' stage, with my doctor finding the correct medication for my particular body make-up, as 'one size does not fit all'.

Miracles happen constantly, but they don't always come by in supernatural, lightening-like ways; God's blessings often come by in ways that are more natural to us in human nature, such as: help from doctors, medication, counseling, life coaches, ETC.

Relief from Symptoms

Dopamine Deficiency can cause severe depression, extreme fatigue, lack of focus (as the above poem points out), and a genuine, over-all lack of motivation. For some people, like myself, lifestyle changes aren't enough to combat the more severe symptoms associated with Dopamine Deficiency. In many cases, pharmaceutical medication is needed on a daily basis.


Antidepressants and Stimulants

Some of these medications consist of SNRI Antidepressants, such as Effexor, Pristiq or Cymbalta, or SSRI Antidepressants, such as Prozac, Paxil, and Zoloft. Still, other types of medication that have seen results for Dopamine Deficiency are Stimulants, such as Adderall, or Vyvanse.

Take only as Directed

It's very important with any of these medications to take them only as directed, and to not miss doses, which can bring about painful withdrawal symptoms. This return of the Dopamine Deficiency symptoms can strike an individual with even more intense symptoms than what they originally started out with, due to the rebound effects from the withdrawals, if medication is abruptly discontinued.


Dopamine Deficiency Symptoms

Below is a list of symptoms related to Dopamine Deficiency:

  • Fatigue
  • Lack of motivation
  • Inability to experience pleasure
  • Insomnia
  • Hard time getting going in the morning
  • Mood swings
  • Forgetfulness
  • Inability to focus and concentrate
  • Inability to connect with others
  • Sugar cravings
  • Caffeine cravings
  • Inability to lose weight
  • Memory loss
  • Inability to handle stress
  • ADD Symptoms

Definitely not fun!

Living Life

Having a chemical-imbalance, whereas medication might be needed on a daily basis, is not a cop-out, or a weakness, any more than it is for a person who needs to take daily medication for Diabetes, or an Autoimmune Disease. Speaking from personal experience, it is well worth the positive decision to take prescribed pharmaceutical medications, if doing so helps one to achieve a life that is full, and well-worth living!

Tamara Yancosky Moore

Pharmaceutical Medications

Taking pharmaceutical medications on a daily basis might not be anyone's idea of fun, but it it means being able to lead a more functional, and productive life, it can definitely be well worth it!



Your Personal Experiences

Do you suffer from any of the above symptoms and have been tested for Dopamine Deficiency?

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    • manatita44 profile image

      manatita44 4 months ago from london

      No, my Sweet. You're so kind; so full of empathy! It can be a weakness. I have sat in Silence for 34 years relentlessly, day after day, sometimes for up to four or more hours. I'll be doing this in Germany this weekend.

      If you can, see God as the only Doer. All is planned and He is not haphazard. Strengthen your inner vessel through prayer, gratitude to the divinity in humanity; to God. Do selfless service.

      They will all expand the Heart and make you more receptive to the Divine forces raining from above. Talk to God and offer your weaknesses as well as your joys. Give Him the power of attorney. Much Love.

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      Tamara Yancosky 5 months ago from No Idea Where

      I really appreciate it when you share your words with me, my friend, as they make me think. It's lovely to know that we are spiritual beings, and will live on, thanks to Jesus Christ.

      There is so much suffering, here on earth. The worst part of it is to see our loved ones suffer, and to feel helpless at being able to help. I do know that through prayer, I can help. But, it's still so difficult to see those whom we love suffer, or even those around the world who suffer. It seems I should be able to do more to help those who are in misery, but I really do not know how to do so.

      Much Love,


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      manatita44 5 months ago from london

      Thanks Tamara.

      As a side note, many spiritual giants suffered. Ramakrishna died of Cancer; the Christ on the cross; the Buddha was poisoned ...

      Point is that the flesh is transient; transitory... the Spirit is immortal and we are Spirit. As my new friend, I'm simply sharing. Much Love.

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      Tamara Yancosky 5 months ago from No Idea Where

      Hi Denise,

      The psychiatrist determined it from a long history of my having been a patient with her, as well as how certain medications helped, or did not help me. The medications that were suppose to raise Dopamine Levels definitely helped me 10-Fold, whereas the medications that only raised Serotonin Levels did nothing for me.

      The medication that was of the greatest benefit to me has been Vyvanse. My thoughts are so much clearer; I have the needed daily energy (without flying off the walls); stay focused; do not get the dark depression (that I did without the Vyvanse); am motivated; and, genuinely happy (without being "unnaturally happy").

      This has been my experience!

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      Denise W Anderson 5 months ago from Bismarck, North Dakota

      How was it determined that you had a dopamine deficiency? Was there some kind of test done to determine the diagnosis?

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      Tamara Yancosky 5 months ago from No Idea Where

      Jay, these are excellent questions! I will look up, and do some research, and add to my article! Also, my experience with pharmaceuticals is only my own personal experiences.

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      Tamara Yancosky 5 months ago from No Idea Where

      Thank you, Manatita :-) I did not imagine that you could suffer from these symptoms, too! I am going to be expanding on this post some more as it is a bit short. Also, I write poetry much better than I do articles, but I am just trying different types of writing on here as an experiment.

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      manatita44 5 months ago from london

      Noble effort. I suffer from practically all these symptoms. So far it's called Chronic Fatigue. Not nice, yes. Good that you have brought this to light. A big problem. Well done.

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      Jay C OBrien 5 months ago from Houston, TX USA

      Very interesting. What is your background in pharmaceuticals?


      What percentage of the population needs drugs?