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As addictive as cupcakes

If I read the phrase “as addictive as cocaine” one more time I’m going to hit the bottle. Anything that is either overused, pleasurable or has become vaguely associated with the dopamine system is compared to cocaine. In fact, here is a list of things claimed to be as addictive in the popular press: World [...]
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Study Finds Combined Dopamine Dysfunction In Drug Addicted, Schizophrenic Patients

Health : Medical News Today (2 years ago)

Dopamine release in one area of the brain's striatum is increased in schizophrenia, whereas drug addiction is associated with decreased dopamine in a neighboring striatal region. Since substance use disorders often occur concurrentl... Read Post

Tiny Wireless Device Generates Reward In Mouse Model: Implications For Sleep, Depression, Addiction, Anxiety

Health : Medical News Today (2 years ago)

Using a miniature electronic device implanted in the brain, scientists have tapped into the internal reward system of mice, prodding neurons to release dopamine, a chemical associated with pleasure. The researchers, at Washington Un... Read Post

Cupcakes Are The New Cocaine

Politics : The Daily Dish By Andrew Sullivan (3 years ago)

Vaughan Bell vents: Anything that is either overused, pleasurable or has become vaguely associated with the dopamine system is compared to cocaine. In fact, here is a list of things claimed to be as addictive as the illegal nose pow... Read Post


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