Dopamine receptors by function

I have a hard time keeping track of what dopamine receptor does what so here is a list of dopamine receptors and their function. @Aziz might be interested in this. Might be helpful in conjunction with his Ap charts to determine which ap’s are best for cognitive/negatives. Anyway, I find it interesting and maybe you will too:

" The function of each dopamine receptor[4]:

  • D1: memory, attention, impulse control, regulation of renal function, locomotion

  • D2: locomotion, attention, sleep, memory, learning

  • D3: cognition, impulse control, attention, sleep

  • D4: cognition, impulse control, attention, sleep

  • D5: decision making, cognition, attention, renin secretion"


This bit of info gives me some insight on why my psychiatrist wants me to try an add on ap. I am scared of the side effects since we already tried some.

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This is interesting - thanks for posting it. I never knew what all the actions on different receptors were.

I just hope my pdoc knows what he’s doing now my meds are being adjusted all over again


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Whats more complicated is that these receptors affect each other too.

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Can inner peace increase dopamine?

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Thanks for the info.

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I didn’t know APs and Dopamine receptors affected genes and proteins.




I wish I was a psychiatrist to understand all this stuff.


It says APs block BDNF which sucks as its involved in memory, learning, higher thinking, etc

Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)
In the brain it is active in the hippocampus, cortex, and basal forebrain—areas vital to learning, memory, and higher thinking

Although the vast majority of neurons in the mammalian brain are formed prenatally, parts of the adult brain retain the ability to grow new neurons from neural stem cells in a process known as neurogenesis.
Neurotrophins are proteins that help to stimulate and control neurogenesis, BDNF being one of the most active.


Looks extremely complicated @Aziz

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