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Addiction Reducing Agent
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
Get best treatments: Stopping is one of the best things to do for your health! make sure to get the best treatments: coaching, free at 800-quit-now they won't nag you, will help with a plan and get you though cravings. Medications help with craving and nicotine withdrawal. Depending where you live and your insurance- you may be able to get them low cost or free. Get through a day, then a week, then a month! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many options: No single anti-anxiety medication is considered universally superior to the others. Ssri/snri classes of medications are considered among the best/first line treatment for anxiety disorders. Benefit by biological relatives can be a basis to go with one medication over another. Psychotherapy in combination with medication treatment generally yields the best outcome. See your doctor and good luck! ...Read more
Tolerance of Valium -are CNS depressant qualities of this drug also tolerance forming, or just anxiolytic effect?
See ur Doctor: stopping Clozapine is a Major decision in any treatment plan, it is taken very seriously by the treating physician and all risks and benefits are weighed carefully , it cant be done over the net, you have to see your prescribing physician and discuss with him the issue. good luck and feel better ...Read more
I very much doubt it: Ever since strauss-leightnen syndrome was repackaged as add some 40 years ago, Ritalin (methylphenidate) & amphetamines were used with varying success in school children, I am not aware of any convincing evidence for addiction. Rather , the problem is young adults seeking Adderall or an amphetamine for their well rehearsed litany of subjective difficulties that fit adhd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Benzodiazepines: Benzodiazepines do not directly reduce norepinephrine release, but they do enhance the inhibitory gaba-a receptor function in the brain so that nerve cells downstream will be less active -- including norepinephrine-firing ones. The end effect is sedation, emotional calming, decreased muscle tone and coordination, decreased memory function, and a host of other changes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does caffeine reduce the effect of psychotropic drugs? Particularly Effexor, Buspar, (buspirone) Trazodone, and Topamax.
No interaction but..: I ran the interaction checker and there is no known interaction between caffeine and any of the meds you mentioned. However, it is well known that caffeine disrupts sleep patterns and can increase anxiety either on it and while withdrawing from it. Therefore, it is best to cut caffeine to a very minimum ...Read more
Is computer game addiction similar to alcohol addiction, drug addiction, or a gambling addiction?
Campral: Works fairly well if taken 3 times a day, and in conjunction with Rehabilitation program. ...Read more
Is the combo (Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL150mg+Buspirone60mg) instead of SSRI the best alternative to treat GAD and decrease the sexual dysfunctions caused by SSRI?
Habituation: In any physical dependence the body adapts and the withdrawal symptoms are the body responding to the lack of the substance. Because addictions cause changes in neurotransmission they are difficult to treat and require enough time for the body to adjust to being "clean.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All of them: By taking a prescription medication to treat adhd, it lowers your chance of getting abusing substances on your own. The research is clear about a lower incidence of addiction in teens with adhd on treatment vs. Without. If you are asking what treatments for adhd might be better for you if you have an addictive tendency, try any of the non stimulants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do med assisted therapy drugs like Suboxone & Methadone continue to hinder dopamine production in the opiate abused brain?
Yes: Yes often drug and alcohol addicition starts as a poor way to cope with stress and low self esteem and as reliance and use of these agents continue- an addiction is started. But it is important to note that addiction has a strong genetic component as well. Often this is reflected in strong family history of addiction. In any case seek help from your dr if you have an addiction. ...Read more