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ADHD - Noradrenaline and Dopamine

Professor Trevor Robbins discusses ADHD in relation to noradrenaline and dopamine, both of which are enhanced by ADHD medications such as Ritalin.
ADHD is a fascinating syndrome which is treated effectively by drugs such as Ritalin or methylphenidate and amphetamine, both of which enhance the functioning of dopamine and noradrenaline - methylphenidate by blocking their re-uptake to neurons. It is still a big puzzle how methylphenidate actually works, is it the noradrenergic effect or the dopaminergic effect? We don't know. It may be both.
methylphenidate, amphetamine, dopamine, ritalin, noradrenaline, noradrenergic, norepinephrine, brain, ADHD, medication, trevor, robbins,
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