Drugs's action in the brain

Carine Lima
Mind Map by Carine Lima, updated more than 1 year ago
Carine Lima
Created by Carine Lima almost 7 years ago


Power of drugs on the brain Mind Map on Drugs's action in the brain, created by Carine Lima on 05/27/2013.

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Drugs's action in the brain
1 To produce pleasure:


  • How do drugs work in the brain
1.1 They Flood the circuit with dopamine


  • Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that regulate movement, emotion, cognition, motivation, and feelings of pleasure.
1.1.1 Inroduces the euphoric effects
1.1.2 Teaches the people to repeat the behavior and become addicts
2 It stimulates the brain's pleasure circuit
2.1 The brain notes that something important is happening
2.1.1 Teaches us to do it again We learn to abuse drugs
3 Some drugs can release 2 to 10 times the amount of dopamine
3.1 that natural rewards do.
4 If you keep taking drugs:
4.1 The dopamine's impact on the reward circuit become abnormally low
4.1.1 The ability to experience any pleasure is reduced.
5 The drugs...
5.1 Erodes a person's self-control
5.2 erodes ability to make sound decisions
5.3 Destroy your life:
5.3.1 Familiar
5.3.2 Social
5.3.3 Professional
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