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DOPAMINE NATION – The Unnamed Epidemic

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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

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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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3 SECOND BRAIN EXERCISE FOR RAISING DOPAMINE!

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Successfully reshaping your mindset and raising the good feelings of dopamine, can be a matter of a 3 second brain exercise, including one that helps you recognize “thin slices of joy.” “Right now, I’m a little thirsty, so I will drink a bit of water.
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Dopamine Smart – New Solutions for Overeating, Over Stressing & Generally Living Better!

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Enjoy a conversation recorded October 2016 between Gregory Anne Cox and her guest, neuroscience researcher, D.C. McGuire discussing the dangers and promises of dopamine.  They talk about recent findings linking one brain chemical to  challenges of overeating, stress, parenting, learning, and societal issues, especially bad behavior and violence. 
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KID’S BRAINS DROWNING IN A SEA OF DOPAMINE!

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Kid’s brains are drowning in a sea of dopamine.  This was the message of D. C. McGuire’s presentation to parents and teachers looking for new solutions to the  issues media, and addiction to media devices add to the challenges of successful teaching and parenting.
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Dopamine and Understanding Your Child’s Brain – New Brain Science Makes It Easier!

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This is the PowerPoint presentation given October 12, 2016,  by D.C. McGuire speaking  about the groundbreaking brain science of neuroplasticity and dopamine that will empower parents to create a better future for our children. You are invited to use any part of this presentation for teachers, parents, in any non-profit setting. 
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FRIED, FRAZZLED, & UNFOCUSED?

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Keep this simple video handy! Listen to the first few minutes several times a day and you just might find yourself smarter, healthier, more more relaxed, and with a smile on your face!

Listen to the second part from time to time, and who knows what’s possible when your brain and body are working as the brilliant team they were meant to be Though this is designed to undo panic attacks, its emotional rewiring of our brain’s reactions to fears and threats, benefits all of us existing with the unavoidable anxiety that comes from inhabiting a “human suit”!
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American Children Experiencing Shocking Increase in Learning & Behavioral Problems!

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1 in 6 children in the United States, 17% more than just 10 years ago, have a developmental disability, including learning disabilities, ADHD, autism, and other serious developmental delays, many of which might have been  avoided.

According to The Institute of Environmental Health Sciences at the National Institutes of Health, and the U.S.
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D.C. McGUIRE speaking at UCSB Friday, May 13: “HUMANITY’S BIG SECOND CHANCE!”

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Additional information –

I speak around the country and internationally, but seldom present in SB. If you’re interested in attending tomorrow, lucky Friday, May 13th, here are some driving instructions, and a campus map. Still, leaving plenty of time, and bread crumbs are always recommended 🙂

http://www.aw.id.ucsb.edu/maps/images/UCSB_largemap.jpg

Parking is closest at lot 22 or parking structure 27.
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QUIZ – Dopamine and Mental Illness

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What percentage of Americans are currently suffering with a dopamine-related diagnosis?

Bi-Polar Disorder ___ .75%, ___1%, ___3%

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder ___ .05%,___ 1%,___ 4%

ADHD ___ 4%,___ 6%,___ 10%

Schizophrenia ___ .25%, ___ 1% ___ 2.5%

                                                                                                                                                                 Answers: 3%, 1%, 10%, 1% (National Institutes of Health)

To fully appreciate the impact of these numbers, multiply by three hundred million – the population of the United States.
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Q. What Do Bill Nye and Donald Trump Have In Common?

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A. Both make us feel alive, excited and inspired by activating the same natural neurochemical, dopamine.

Q. What makes them as different at day and night?

A. Nope, it’s not their choices of ties. Think again.

Someone, like Bill Nye, who brings followers new, mind-expanding information, treats his audiences to a healthy dose of dopamine. 
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