What would be the effects of naturally high dopamine levels (not due to drugs)? by Connie b. Dellobuono
Answer by Connie b. Dellobuono:
High levels of dopamine lead to high levels of motor activity, more sexual arousal and less prolactin (pituitary hormones = sex, food cravings, sleep, stress mgt).
Dopamine inhibits prolactin which is secreted from the pituitary gland in response to eating, mating, estrogen treatment, ovulation and nursing. Prolactin stimulates cells responsible for the formation of myelin coatings on axons in the CNS. When there is less myelin coatings, neurons could not connect to another neurons.