Beware of the dopamine addiction of the modern man！
Dopamine is a neurotransmitter involved in pleasure and reward in the brain. When dopamine is released, we feel uplifted and motivated. Dopamine is originally released when we accomplish something or engage in something we enjoy.
However, if we continue to overdose on dopamine, the brain develops a tolerance to dopamine and is no longer satisfied with the same amount of dopamine. As a result, symptoms such as depressed mood and lack of motivation appear when dopamine is not taken in excess. This is dopamine addiction.
Dopamine addiction can lead to addictions not only to drugs and alcohol, but also to video games, the Internet, and gambling. All of these addictions are caused by an overdose of dopamine.
The dangers of dopamine addiction include the following.
1. Changes in the structure and function of the brain, increasing the risk of developing dementia, depression, and other mental illnesses.
2. Interference with work, study, and personal relationships.
3. Leads to economic deprivation and social isolation.
To prevent dopamine addiction, be aware of the following.
Understand the risks of becoming addicted to drugs, alcohol, video games, the Internet, gambling, etc.
Take precautionary measures to avoid these addictions.
Reflect on your own behavior and be aware of whether you have fallen into dopamine overdose.
Dopamine addiction is difficult to escape once you have fallen into it. It is important to take action as early as possible.