Dopamine the happiness hormone? Dopamine regulates decisions about what is important and whether a reaction to this can have positive consequences. This process does not work properly in children and adults with ADHD and this causes chaos in their head. Methylphenidate (Ritalin) corrects this without having an addictive effect.
Oxytocin makes you happy. This is what you read in newspaper headlines and websites. Oxytocin the cuddle hormone, Oxytocin the love hormone. Oxytocin makes for monogamy. Does it really do that?