How Excess Dopamine Makes Hallucinations and Is Related to Schizophrenia?

KOMPAS.com – dopamine has many functions for the body, which if excess can trigger hallucination which is a symptom schizophrenia.

Dopamine is neurotransmitters in the brain.

quote Medical News Today, dopamine serve as chemical signals to identify and coordinate certain types of nerve cells throughout the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves.

When a neurotransmitter reaches the target cell, it attaches to specific receptors and triggers certain actions within the cell.

The brain releases dopamine in response to all kinds of rewards and during pleasurable activities.

Dopamine can play a role in motivation, desire, and desire. It also plays a role in muscle movement, mood, and decision making.

quote Verywell Health, one of the consequences of excess dopamine is can cause hallucinations.

Also read: Schizophrenia

Definition of hallucinations

hallucination are sensory experiences that appear real, but are created by our own minds.

quote Healthline, hallucinatory symptoms can be caused by mental illness, a side effect of medication, or a physical illness, such as epilepsy or an alcohol use disorder.

For example, hearing a voice that no one else in the room can hear or seeing an image that isn’t real.

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