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Can acute intermittent porphyria cause mental illness or psychosis?

Can acute intermittent porphyria cause mental illness or psychosis?

Short answer- YES: The diagnosis of AIP should always be in the differential diagnosis of a person who becomes psychotic& who fits a certain clinical profile which usually includes vague GI symptoms and abdominal pain unexplained neuropathy, and other characteristic symptoms. Feel free to write me more questions on this topic and I'll be happy to answer: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more


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Symptoms of drug addiction withdrawels obvious?

Symptoms of drug addiction withdrawels obvious?

Yes: Without proper detox symptoms can be prolonged and dangerous. ...Read more

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Symptoms of vicodin abuse?

Symptoms of vicodin abuse?

Addiction: Addiction alters one's ability to think clearly, make good choices and use sound judgement. It affects lives negatively usually in the form of time spent obsessing over obtaining the drug, and using the drug. As a result, relationships start suffering due to lack of nurturing and the person may even start missing work. The addict can no longer feel normal without the substance they are abusing. ...Read more

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Could you develop delirium tremens without other alcohol withdrawal symptoms?

Could you develop delirium tremens without other alcohol withdrawal symptoms?

Sequences: Often the first occurrence is a withdrawal seizure at 6-96 hrs after stopping the booze, and delirium tremens begins shortly after seizure activity. However, have seen patients without any premonitory tremors or seizures and go directly into delirium tremens. So, could well be variable. ...Read more

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Can a concussion trigger acute psychosis and/or lead to chronic psychosis?

Can a concussion trigger acute psychosis and/or lead to chronic psychosis?

Concussion Psychosis: No. The symptoms of post traumatic injury can appear to be like a psychosis but only for a short period of time. Brain injury does not cause psychosis. I have seen psychosis diagnosed in people after head injury but this was just that the psychosis had been unmasked by the injury. It existed before the injury. ...Read more

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Could a psychological addiction cause physical withdrawal symptoms?

Could a psychological addiction cause physical withdrawal symptoms?

Yes: Imho there is no such thing as a "pure" physical or psychological addiction. The mind and body are tied together, and anything that effects one will impact the other. ...Read more

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What are opioid withdrawal symptoms?

What are opioid withdrawal symptoms?

Opiate withdrawal: Opiate withdrawal syndrome includes: agitation, anxiety, muscle aches, teariness, runny nose, sweating, yawning, nausea, abdominal cramping, diarrhea, goosebumps, vomiting, etc. http://tinyurl.com/3tkcjeg. ...Read more

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What symptoms of methamphetamine abuse?

What symptoms of methamphetamine abuse?

12 Panel Drug Test: Urine drug testing is a very accurate way to determine recent drug use history. It is the most common form of drug testing, used by schools, employers and families alike. A urine drug test requires collecting a small urine sample. No laboratory work is required - you can find out the results of your drug test almost instantly. Test for up to 13 drugs: marijuana * Cocaine * opiates * methamphetam. ...Read more

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Please describe they symptoms of heroin withdrawal?

Please describe they symptoms of heroin withdrawal?

Worst flu x 1,000: Most people coming off opiates experience body aches, chills, nausea & cramping, & other "flu-like" symptoms, but much worse that actual flu. Leg restlessness or spasms, are why it is called "kicking." there are medications that can alleviate these symptoms but won't make it painless, just take the edge off. Expect 3-5 days, usually outpatient. Group treatment &12 step groups are most important. ...Read more

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How could a heroin overdose cause acute respiratory distress syndrome (ards)?

How could a heroin overdose cause acute respiratory distress syndrome (ards)?

Leak: Heroin itself, as well as the many substances used to "cut" the heroin (think of it like the drug dealer watering down the drink, only ts the heroin being diluted, usually with talk, but any white powder, even bleach) can all cause direct injury the lung's blood vessel and lining, resulting in leak of plasma and fluid into the lung. This is exactly what ARDS is, pulmonary edema from leaky vessels. ...Read more

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How is narcotic abuse, dependence, withdrawal or intoxication self-diagnosed?

How is narcotic abuse, dependence, withdrawal or intoxication self-diagnosed?

Easy...: If you are taking more than prescribed, then you are abusing. If you can't stop taking the medication, then you are dependent. Dependence is not necessarily a negative thing however, as you may depend on a medication for relief to function normally. ...Read more

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How can acute pancreatitis cause adult respiratory distress syndrome?!

How can acute pancreatitis cause adult respiratory distress syndrome?!

Difficulty breathing: Acute pancreatitis can instigate an overwhelming inflammatory response that can severe inflammation of the lungs causing lung damage. The lung damage can be so severe which leads to a bad case of shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Why does a heroin overdose cause acute respiratory distress syndrome (ards)?

Possible: Vomiting and aspiration can cause ARDS and is the most frequent cause in heroin od. Sometimes direct toxicity from adulterants in heroin can cause an acute lung injury. ...Read more

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Withdrawel symptoms of alcoholism, itching?

Withdrawel symptoms of alcoholism, itching?

Possibe: Alcohol is a brain sedative. Withdrawal can vary from seizures, delirium to mild agitation. Predicting the severity of withdrawal is difficult as tolerance varies greatly. ...Read more

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Is diarrhea an acute HIV symptom?

Is diarrhea an acute HIV symptom?

Not usually: Low grade fever, enlarged lymph nodes and malaise are the common initial symptoms, but diarrhea can also occur. However, diarrhea is more common later in the course of hiv. ...Read more

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Chronic alcoholism recovery undone by severe anxiety?

Chronic alcoholism recovery undone by severe anxiety?

Professional help: Having other comorbid conditions such as anxiety can cause relapse if not properly addressed. I would encourge professional help from someone who knows about anxiety and addictions. Some medications used for anxiety could be addictive as well. Add couseling or learn about mindful meditation. This can help with coming to terms with your anxiety, improve it and accept it without it causing distress. ...Read more

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