Dopamine is a compound present in the body as a neurotransmitter, which means it controls communication in the brain, and is a precursor of other substances including adrenaline.
Dopamine helps control the brain’s reward and pleasure centers, it motivates us to take action toward goals, desires, and needs.
Low levels of dopamine may cause procrastination, self-doubt, and lack of enthusiasm. One the other hand, having too much dopamine can make a person psychotic. Illicit drugs that dump loads of dopamine include cocaine and methamphetamines, which often causes euphoria, aggression and intense sexual feelings. Continue reading