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Dr. Leslie Howell
19 years experience psychiatry
Multiple areas: In schizophrenia there are multiple areas affected such as marked reductions in gray matter, decreased brain volume and activity in patients. Other s ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leslie Howell
19 years experience psychiatry
Brain changes: In schizophrenia there are multiple areas affected in the brain such as marked reductions in gray matter, decreased brain volume and activity in patie ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leslie Howell
19 years experience psychiatry
Multiple areas: In schizophrenia there are multiple areas affected such as marked reductions in gray matter, decreased brain volume and activity in patients. Other s ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leslie Howell
19 years experience psychiatry
Brain changes: In schizophrenia there are multiple areas affected in the brain such as marked reductions in gray matter, decreased brain volume and activity in patie ... Read More
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Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
49 years experience Child Psychiatry
No one knows: Autism is defined as a group of symptoms. They probably have many causes. Although there are several good theories and some studies that show brain ch ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
28 years experience Phlebology
Many different way: Autism causes mild to significant changes to a diverse number brain processing centers.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
LSD: It is a hallucinogen. It alters your senses of time, space, & distance. U can hear colors or see sounds. The bad trip last @ 12 hours. Strange fee ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Flip that: Current research has found abnormalities in parts of the brain, including frontal lobes, cortex, & basal ganglia. The circuitry that connects these pa ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Moseri
43 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: Epilepsy is sudden massive electrical discharge in the brain. It can manifest as myoclonic jerks, loss of consciousness, and amnesia of the events. Th ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
GHB: The sodium salt is called Xyrem, a medicine to treat excess daytime sleepiness & cataplexy. The pure form depresses the nervous system & cause ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Shukhman
30 years experience Addiction Medicine
Many ways: it is an intermediate acting benzodiazepine used as an hypnotic, sedative, anticonvulsant, anxiolytic, and skeletal muscle relaxant drug. if you use i ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gabor Racz
22 years experience Anesthesiology
Pain and anesthesia: Ketamine is a controlled substance. Addictive, Dissociates the brain and an NMDA antagonist Causes nystagmus, halucination double vision- should be u ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
15 years experience Radiation Oncology
It depends: This is a difficult question to answer because it really depends on where the cancer is in the brain and how extensive it is. Different parts of the ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
See below: Strokes, CNS vasculitis, seizures on occasion, and neurocognitive diffficulties on occasion.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience General Surgery
Master organ: The brain is the primary organ affecting homeostasis. The hypothalamus of the brain is the main organ controlling temperature, hormone release, water ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Tobacco: Refer to diagram
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Location: This is entirely dependent on the location of the tumor. There will be certain dysfunction by the affected area of the brain where the tumor is. It ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Alzheimer: Causes atrophy (shrinkage) of brain tissue, mainly front, leading to loss of cognitive functions.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience Family Medicine
Bad effects: Studies show poor memory skills with use of weed. There are better medication for anxiety. Accident rates double in weed users. People with chronic us ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Depression: There are chemicals in brain called neurotransmitters, main ones being dopamine, serotonin & adrenaline. These are imbalances when mood changes. Medic ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol & Brain: Alcohol enhances GABA & suppresses NMDA, leading to CNS depression, then leading to rebound during withdrawal, which causes Neurotransmitters to b ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Tissue Destruction: Alzheimrs disease is characterized by destruction of brain tissue in multiple brain areas. At first this is associated with simple forgetfullness, bu ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Harmful effects: Methamphetamine abuse is a grave problem that can lead to serious health conditions including brain damage, memory loss, psychotic-like behavior, hear ... Read More
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