Psychiatry & Psychology--General/Dopamine levels, psychosis?

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Hello! I've read on the internet that raised or high dopamine levels are associated with psychosis and schizophrenia? I've also found out that magnesium-supplements raise dopamine levels and so does many natural supplements for sexual problems e.g. panax ginseng. So if I use these, is there a possibility that my dopamine-levels might increase too much and I could start to get psychotic symptoms like hallucinations or develop a psychosis? Is it that the lower your dopamine levels the better or am I mistaken?

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"I've also found out that magnesium-supplements raise dopamine levels and so does many natural supplements for sexual problems e.g. panax ginseng."  Dopamine in the brain is all that counts; these drugs do not do that. Low dopamine levels result in Parkinson's disease.

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Dr. Daniel S. Harrop received his B.A. and his M.D., both from Brown, and his M.B.A. from the Edinburgh Business School, Scotland. Board-certified in adult and geriatric psychiatry, he is a past president of the R.I. Psychiatric Society and a member of the Committee on Medical Quality of the American Psychiatric Association and the Committee on Continuing Medical Education of the R.I Medical Society. He serves as a consultant to four of the top five major medical management companies, including OptumHealth/United Healthcare, Magellan Behavioral Health Services, ValueOptions and APS Healthcare, and maintains a private practice in Providence, R.I. He also serves as chief psychiatric consultant on the Medical Advisory Board at the R.I. Workers Compensation Court. He was formerly on the faculty at the medical schools at both Brown University and Harvard University.

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