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what are two physical changes that take place in the teen brain

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
17 years experience Clinical Psychology
Worse than adults: The teen brain is still in a period of tremendous growth and that growth predisposes teens towards riskier behaviors. In addition they are at the per ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Addiction: That depends on the substances abused, length of time using them, amounts used, tolerance, genetic susceptibility, general health. The list of substan ... Read More
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Never good: The most common teen addiction is marijuana abuse. Mj use has been shown to increase risk for schizophrenia, decrease frontal lobe function, & impact ... Read More

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Dr. Michael Blumenfield
56 years experience Psychiatry
Yes!: Yes- directly and indirectly. Stress can cause increased heart rate and blood pressure. It can impact your diet and sleep as well as your relationship ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Once hormones....: The time it takes for adrenalin, norepinephrine, and Dopamine levels to normalize. The absolute time is exercise intensity dependent!
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Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
Can't Tell: What does your neurologist advise? What sort of, "lesion" do you have? Your neurologist would be the best source of advice on this issue. By the way, ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Your brain chemistry: Is altered when you wax and wane your doses of meds that act in the brain.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Clearly you are: extremely worried about this as you have written in repeatedly. I don't think any of our responses are reducing your anxiety about head pain associat ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
56 years experience Psychiatry
While using: It helps depression panic disorder gad ptsd & OCD in many cases but these problems frequently reoccur when the zoloft (sertraline) is stopped.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
A fact of life...: Nobody knows all the ways any medication, supplement, or food item can affect a person. That's because it is impossible in life to know "all the ways" ... Read More
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Dr. Eric Steckler
49 years experience Psychiatry
Quickly: a single dose should wear off in a few hours and then you brain will be back to the way it was before
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