Parkinson's and ADHD both involve Dopamine

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Parkinson's and ADHD both involve Dopamine 2011-04-14T21:17:50+00:00

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    Yes, but parkinson’s is another part of the brain called the Substantia nigra which ADHD dopamine deficits are in the dorso-lateral prefrontal cortex.

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    Does this explain why the drugs are different for ADHD and Parkinson’s disease?

    On the same theme: Could the antiparkinsonians (other than the anticholinergics) help ADHD? Could stimulants help Parkinson’s disease?

    After all, a dopaminergic is a dopaminergic, and short of intrathecal administration, they have to make it past the blood-brain barrier somehow. So how could they be so picky as to which site of the brain they affect?

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