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A stroke that damages parts of your amygdala would have what effects?

Fear itself

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The amygdala is located in both temporal lobes. One of the chief functions is coordination of perception with fearfulness. Damage to the amygdala can have either stimulatory (fear-enhancing) or inhibitory (fear-negating) effects; either of which can be quite impairing. Other aspects of mood and behavior can be affected. Epilepsy is not infrequently a byproduct of amygdalar damage.
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What is the definition or description of: Amygdala?

Area of brain

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The amygdaloid is part of the limbic system of the brain located at he medial part of the temporal lobes near the center of the brain. It is responsible for memory and some emotional responses.
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What does the amygdala have to do to with the adrenal?

Stress feedback loop

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The amygdala is part of the limbic system of your brain. The limbic system responds to and regulates emotion; the amygdala assigns emotional "valence" to stimuli. It registers whether stimuli are threatening, leading to fight-flight responses. The adrenal can secrete stress hormones in response to all this, such as epinephrine, norepinephrine, and cortisol.
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Does anterior cingulate cortex turn off amygdala completely or simply make us unable to see emotions?

Network analysis

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neural networks exist in the brain subserving certain functions, often specific to that network. Anterior cingulate (ACC) and amygdala are in one such circuit. Disrupting communications between the two will cause changes in each component. Re-establishment of communications by re-wiring the brain (plasticity) may cause restoration of function but it may be abnormal-hence altered emotionality.
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If someone ends up in the hospital once from a high blood sugar, could that have caused brain damage to the amygdala?

Amygdala

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A single hospital admission for high blood sugar would not likely cause damage to the amygdala.
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Have there been any recent/ongoing studies on the long term effects (brain structure changes, cognitive, neurological, cardio, etc.) of Adderall use for the treatment of adult ADHD? Akin to those studies on SSRIs and structural changes in the Amygdala, la

Yes.

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The use of stimulants in ADHD patients stimulates white matter growth to normal levels. If not used, white matter is 25% less volume in ADHD pts at 25 yrs old. This means decreased learning and connectivity in untreated ADHD people.
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Are probiotics the wonder herb for bloat?

Not an herb

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Probiotics are bacteria that are considered part ot the normal intestinal flora. If you take antibiotics, it is possible that the antibiotics will wipe out some of this helpful flora that may cause symptoms like bloating or even a dangerous diarrhea condition. Taking probiotics may help shift the bacterial flora back towards normal which may help in alleviating the bloating, etc.
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Are there effects of smoking something like herbs? What are they?

Irritant

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They may act as a respiratory irritant. Why inhale them?
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Is there any ayurvedic herbs for reducing tummy ?

There are no herbs

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which will specifically reduce abdominal fat. There's no such thing as natural spot fat loss. You need to lose weight in general & a certain % will be abdominal fat. Eat healthfully & be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's do crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & “bicycling” exercise on your >
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I have aspergers. are there any herbs for clearing my racing thoughts?

No

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I would see a Psychiatrist who is familiar with Asperger's who can then provide you with the best options for managing the racing thoughts
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