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Emotional Disorders from Chemical Deficiency Dopamine
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.
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'.
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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:
- Lack of motivation
- Inability to experience pleasure
- Hard time getting going in the morning
- Mood swings
- 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!
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
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!
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Your Personal Experiences
Do you suffer from any of the above symptoms and have been tested for Dopamine Deficiency?
© 2017 Tamara Yancosky