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Is it possible to treat brain damage caused by anti psychotics?

Is it possible to treat brain damage caused by anti psychotics?

Treatment: There are no specific treatments for the brain damage caused by anti psychotics, most likely tardive dyskinesia, there are treatments that can control the symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Vasu Brown
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Brain Damage (Definition)

Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more


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Do antipsychotics rewire the brain?

Do antipsychotics rewire the brain?

No: They alter the levels of serotonin and Dopamine in various parts of the brain but there's no actual rewiring involved. ...Read more

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Brain damage from ecstasy use?

Brain damage from ecstasy use?

Possibly: The drugs that stimulate especially methamphetamines but also nmda (ecstacy) and GHB can cause permanent brain injury. I personally have seen several cases. ...Read more

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Is enduring pain causing brain damage?

Is enduring pain causing brain damage?

Maybe: By enduring pain, I assume you're referring to what we call chronic pain. There are studies that suggest differences in brain anatomy & function in those suffering from chronic pain. However, this association does not prove causation since we don't have before & after tests. But it's certainly worrisome. We do have studies demonstrating brain vs body effects, eg narcotics decr testosterone levels. ...Read more

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Is there a way to reverse brain damage?

Is there a way to reverse brain damage?

It depends: On the cause, usually most brain injries can be improved with intensive therapy. This is not an easy questions to answer without more details. ...Read more

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What happens when you have brain damage?

Family practice: It depends on cause and how severe. Often, through therapy, your brain can learn to compensate. It can take time, hard work but with dermination I have seen miraculous recoveries ...Read more

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Can topiramite have lasting brain damage?

Topiramate: Topiramate can cause a number of side effects but they are not permanent. ...Read more

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What are the signs of permanent brain damage?

What are the signs of permanent brain damage?

Variable: The most common signs are neurological deficits like loss of motor function including loss of strength or loos of balance and coordination or loss of sensation. Other symptoms can be loss of various cognitive functions like memory or speech. Injury to the brain can also cause changes in personality. ...Read more

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What is the Best way of seeing any brain damage?

What is the Best way of seeing any brain damage?

Depends: Imaging like your CT scan, Pet Scans, etc. Or, if functional - neuropsych testing can be of use. Best! ...Read more

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Can comas cause brain damage?

Brain injury: It is not the coma that causes brain damage, it is the cause of the coma that results in the brain injury. ...Read more

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Can leukemia cause brain damage?

Can leukemia cause brain damage?

Yes: Although multiple other organs are of primary concern, leukemia can involve the meninges, and create a "carcinomatous meningitis", and also, cause at a distance, a dementia like state, a "limbic encephalitis", or even scattered focalized strokes due to hypercoagulopathy. ...Read more

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Can eclampsia cause brain damage?

Can eclampsia cause brain damage?

Eclampsia: This is unusual, but can happen. Eclampsia is preeclampsia with seizures. It is unusual for these seizures to cause brain damage, but not impossible. Early treatment will usually eliminate that problem. ...Read more

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Why iinduced coma if brain damage?

Why iinduced coma if brain damage?

Brain protection: If a brain is swollen and fragile, sometimes a coma is induced to prevent the pressure inside the head from becoming too high and causing additional damage. ...Read more

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Hypoperfusion causes brain damage?

Hypoperfusion causes brain damage?

Yes: How did you measure the hypoperfusion, just low blood pressure, anemia, low heart rate, or you measured the cerebral blood flow. ...Read more

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Can diesel fumes cause brain damage?

Not alone: The new diesel 2 is very clean. It is not toxic. Old diesel fumes could be irritating, but not dangerous. The major risk is too much fumes with carbon monoxide instead of oxygen. This can occur with any exhaust especially poorly functioning heaters or old cars. ...Read more

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How can a tumour cause brain damage?

How can a tumour cause brain damage?

By a variety of ways: Tumors cause brain damage by;
-destroying normal tissue,
-reducing blood flow to other areas,
-compressing normal brain due to pressure
-bleeding into normal brain tissue. ...Read more

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Positive side effects from brain damage?

Positive side effects from brain damage?

No superpowers: Unlike comic books, no positive effects from brain trauma, spider bites, or radiation exposure. The only positive thing that I can even postulate is that you didn't die and that it should be a wake-up call if you are at high risk--drinking alcohol, not wearing seatbelts, not wearing motorcycle helmet, etc. ...Read more

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Why is deja vu a symptom of brain damage?

Why is deja vu a symptom of brain damage?

Not really: Deja vu is a symptom of temporal lobe seizures which may be from brain damage but could also be from faulty wiring of the temporal lobe that happened spontaneously. ...Read more

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Does Suboxone cause permanent brain damage?

Does Suboxone cause permanent brain damage?

Not permanent: Brain damage is not the word I would use. Opiate addiction in general can cause long lasting changes to the brain. Suboxone is a type of opiate and completely stopping it can be difficult without other forms of support. It takes time, "months" for the brain to recover. Things such as stress or "triggers" even months to years down the road could cause cravings, possible relapse, meetings help! ...Read more

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Does excessive alcohol lead to brain damage?

Does excessive alcohol lead to brain damage?

Yes: To a degree and over time, excessive alcohol can cause long term central nervous system damage. A condition called wernike's can develop. Many other things happen as well that affect the brain. ...Read more

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Might erotic asphyxiation cause brain damage?

Absolutely: Any activity that deprives the brain of oxygen can cause severe, irreversible brain damage. ...Read more

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Can or can mental illness cause brain damage?

Inverse: Mental illness can be the result of established brain damage, usually not the other way around. ...Read more

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Which type of brain damage can a stroke cause?

DEATH OF TISSUE: Stroke causes death to brain cells in the area of absent blood flow, and these losses can result in paralysis, numbness, loss of vision, compromised focus, memory, concentration, etc. Depending on the size and location, profound permanent problems requiring assistance and/or nursing care may be outcomes. ...Read more

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Could holding your breath cause brain damage?

Could holding your breath cause brain damage?

No: Most people would "pass out" then would. Start breathing before an brain damage could occur. Or they just could not hold their breath long enough. The brain would have to be deprived of oxygen for over 8 minutes on average before it incurs any damage. ...Read more

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Can you get brain damage from alcohol at age 22?

Can you get brain damage from alcohol at age 22?

Absolutely: Alcohol can cause brain damage at any age. Chronic use can cause psychosis characterized by anterograde amnesia (inability to form new memories), and confabulation (lying to fill in memory gaps). Withdrawal can cause seizures, hallucinations, and tremors. It can be fatal. ...Read more

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Could global warming contribute to brain damage?

Very Interesting: I would think this is not true for you at this time. I think there is little doubt that global warming and the slow poisoning of the earth is a real thing. Will it cause brain damage? Who knows? Will it change our environment...almost certainly...and therefore change us. Keep thinking! ...Read more

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How can taccycardia from brain damage be treated?

How can taccycardia from brain damage be treated?

Same: The same way any arrythmia is treated. Not sure why the arrythmia was blamed on brain damage. Hope a heart specialist has looked at this. ...Read more

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Can watching tv as an infant lead to brain damage?

Can watching tv as an infant lead to brain damage?

No: It can take away time that a baby should be spending exploring his environment and learning how to communicate.
I would not recommend tv time for infants. ...Read more

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Could a medically induced coma cause brain damage?

Unlikely: Patients with existing brain injury are placed in medically induced comas to allow the brain to rest and to decrease intracranial pressure. The medications used for induction are closely monitored in am ICU and are unlikely to cause brain damage themselves. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Antipsychotics (Definition)

These are medications used among other things to treat psychosis. There are two poorly named classes: the typicals, because they used to be typically used, and the atypicals, which are now typically used. They differ in that the so called atypicals are non-neuroleptics and interact with both serotonin and Dopamine receptos, while the typicals ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Brain Injury (Definition)

Damage to, or loss of, brain tissue due to various etiologies such ...Read more