Dopamine receptor sensitivity

In the experimental model test animals are given neuroleptics for a period of several weeks. If the drug is withdrawn a dopamine receptor supersensitivity sets in.

What is dopamine, and what role does it play in psychiatric disorders?

Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that plays an important role in carrying out many brain functions in humans and animals. Like other neurotransmitter, dopamine is a chemical that carries out communication and interaction between nerve cells.