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DOPAMINE NATION – The Unnamed Epidemic

In Anger, Anxiety, Attention, Brain, Conflict, Depression, Dopamine, Empathy, Focus, Happiness, Health, Learning, Politics, Porn, Relationships, Social Issues, Stress by DC McGuireLeave a Comment

An epidemic is raging through America that has completely escaped notice of the Centers for Disease Control.

It’s a plague of addiction to the neurochemical, dopamine, which exists naturally in the brain, and, in healthy amounts supports human survival. However, when a chronic excess of dopamine persists, it could be described as “dopamania”, and presents an extreme risk to society. 
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SHOOTINGS, HURRICANES, CRASHES USED BY MEDIA TO MANIPULATE VIEWERS

In Anger, Anxiety, Attention, Brain, Dopamine, Media, Media Violence by DC McGuireLeave a Comment

 

Media sources love disasters, of all kinds – weather, transportation, and especially shootings.  Fear and anxiety produce the opioid drug made right between our ears, dopamine.  Heard the term, “news junkie”?  Biochemically similar to amphetamines and cocaine, we get high on media-generated excitement, and just like the street drugs, we continually need a new and bigger fix just to feel the same exhilaration.
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