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Signs That Your Dopamine Levels Are Too High

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Neurotransmitters create and reflect our feelings moods, thoughts and behaviors. This powerful group of chemicals in the brain is responsible for physiological and psychological changes in how we experience our lives. All behavior has a corresponding chemical pattern in the brain.

There are more than a dozen neurotransmitters. Two of them (serotonin and dopamine) play a leading role in orchestrating our behaviors, thoughts, emotions, and experiences. Dopamine is your excitatory neurotransmitter. When your dopamine levels are balanced, you experience heightened states of alertness and awareness.

When your dopamine levels are too high, you may be caught in distorted perceptions of reality, dangerous risk taking, and increased aggression. Here are ten signs that your dopamine levels are too high.

1. You have an excessively demanding sex drive.

2. You are an information and news junky.

3. You feel trapped when you do not have something risky and exciting to do. You may engage in dangerous risk taking.

4. You fear being alone and having nothing to do. You cannot tolerate relaxation or calm. Peace and quite bore you.

5. You are prone to violence and aggression. You may deliberately create conflict to get a thrill.

6. You feel a lack intimacy and you do not want to make deep connections with others.

7. You are a junk food junkie.

8. You feel insecure, paranoid and try to control your environment in overt and destructive ways.

9. You are chronically stressed, frustrated, and anxious. You are a workaholic, driven by success, and burned out.

10. You are overly competitive and determined to win at all costs. You are demanding and lack the trust of those around you.

Neurotransmitters and Your Health

Many adverse health conditions are related to brain chemistry imbalances. Your brain chemistry affects these conditions and the conditions affect your brain chemistry. With a determination of your neurotransmitter profile we can begin to correct some long standing health problems. Particularly affected are:

  • Stress
  • Low Mood or mood swings
  • Anxious, irritability, agitation, tension, panic attacks
  • Difficulty concentrating, focusing or remembering
  • Sleep disturbances, sleep difficulties
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue, lack of energy
  • Weight issues, food cravings

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Related Information:

Brain Chemistry Optimization Profile

NeuroSelect Profile

Brain Chemistry for a Peak Performance Life

Top Ten Signs that Your Serotonin Levels are Too Low

Top Ten Signs that Your Brain Chemisrty is out of Balance


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Mary Ann Copson is the founder of the Evenstar Mood & Energy Wellness Center for Women. With Master's Degrees in Human Development and Psychology and Counseling, Mary Ann is a Certified Licensed Nutritionist; Certified Holistic Health Practitioner; Brain Chemistry Profile Clinician; and a Health, Wellness and Lifestyle Coach. Reconnect to your physical, emotional, mental, psychological and spiritual natural rhythms at

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