Items Tagged ‘dopamine’

February 26, 2015

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl Oestreich

    Editor, Karl Oestreich; Assistant Editor, Carmen Zwicker Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Laura Wuotila with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News.   CBS News Man gains sight with bionic eye […]

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Tags: 2015 Imagine Solutions Conference, ABC News, ABC News Good Morning America, ABC15 Arizona, adrenaline, adverse medical events, African Descendants MERG, Al Jazeera America, alzheimer's disease, American College of Surgeons Oncology Group Z1071 trial, American Journal of Roentgenology, American Live Wire

February 1, 2013

Some Parkinson’s Patients Discover an Artistic Side

By Logan Lafferty

Some people with Parkinson’s disease discover untapped artistic abilities after their diagnosis — a phenomenon that seems to be related to their dopamine-enhancing medication…That’s all speculation, though. Experts know little about why some people on Parkinson’s drugs suddenly find creative inspiration. But it does seem to be related to the medications themselves, agreed Dr. Anhar […]

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Tags: artistic abilities, depamine-enhancing medication, dopamine, Dr. Anhar Hassan, HealthDay, parkinson's disease

February 15, 2012

Minnesota high-school students taking Adderall to boost academic performance


In the same way that some athletes have taken steroids to become stronger, some Minnesota high-school students are taking unprescribed Adderall to perform better in the classroom and on exams… Medications such as Adderall and Ritalin keep neurotransmitters like dopamine or adrenaline in the brain for a longer period of time, increasing concentration, said Pete […]

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Tags: Adderall, adrenaline, Division of Child Psychiatry and Psychology, dopamine, increasing concentration, neurotransmitters, Pete Jensen, Ritalin

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