Joel asked in Social SciencePsychology · 2 months ago

Does losing a limb make you have less dopamine levels?

My brother lost his right leg a few years ago and has a bit of an over-thinking problem. He thinks because you get dopamine from good feelings of the muscles and nerves of your limbs sometimes, he'll never get the full dopamine levels he would be getting if he had his leg.

So he's stressed that when he stretches or he's in a relaxing spot, he'll never feel as good as he would if he had that leg to give him that dopamine like his other limbs.

I don't know what to tell him to calm him and reassure him that's not the case, as I'm not educated on this. When I say something that doesn't really make sense to him, it just stresses him out more because it convinces him that he's right.

He's extremely stressed out so any help would be greatly appreciated.

1 Answer

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    No it doesn't.

    It has nothing to do with it.

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