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Does suboxone cause permanent brain damage

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Blixt
23 years experience Addiction Medicine
Not permanent: Brain damage is not the word i would use. Opiate addiction in general can cause long lasting changes to the brain. Suboxone is a type of opiate and co ... Read More
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Dr. Byron Law-Yone
54 years experience Psychiatry
Not sure but....: Depends how you define "brain damage". Present data suggests Suboxone is more "user friendly" in terms of causing changes in brain function and behavi ... Read More
Dr. Kevin Passer
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
Brain Damage?: People with opiate addictions have, in a way, already damaged their brain. High doses of opiates over a long period of time changes the brain. That is ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Probably not measure: Cigarette smoke affects the lungs, bladder, heart and blood vessels. It might cause some subtle brain damage but the brain has significant barriers t ... Read More
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Dr. Christopher John
44 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Many are toxic: Ammonia, bleach and organic solvents are all potentially toxic.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher John
44 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Unlikely: Hyperventilation on it's own is unlikely to cause permanent brain injury.Metabolic abnormalities causing hyperventilation could cause brain injury unl ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Escobar
8 years experience Family Medicine
Individual Levels: There is no one answer to this, since each individual is different. However, teenagers should not drink alcohol for a very good reason: their brains ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: It depends on the prescription medication, but there are many that can definitely cause brain damage either directly or indirectly (ie. Causing low bl ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Judith Tellerman
41 years experience Clinical Psychology
Psychosis: If you are concerned about psychosis it would be good for you to see a Psychiatrist to find out how to balance your biological system better. A Clinic ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Yes: But how is a long story. The first article will be the short version. The second article will be the longer version. I hope you enjoy the reading. It ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Reid
45 years experience Psychiatry
Not likely : There is no evidence that antidepressants cause brain damage, although side effects, usually temporary , can occur. Interestingly, there is evidence t ... Read More
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