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No: The x ray radiation in a CT has no measurable or known effect on neural tissues. 1) dose is way too low and 2) nerves are relatively radioresistant since the cells don't reproduce very fast, if at all. There is a theoretical risk of cataracts and cancer years later, but this is incredibly small esp. for a single scan and controversial anyway. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"Stop" = remission: Brian stimulation therapies (bst's) rely on electricity, magnets, or implants applied to the brain to treat depressive disorders and other mental disorders. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is the oldest and most researched of this treatment category. The consortium for research in ECT study, found an 86% remission rate for those with severe depression. There are 3 other promising bst approaches. ...Read more
Yes; got that from: Donald J Trump and his ilk! There is something called NGF (nerve Growth Factor) but only for peripheral nerves, Not for the Central Nervous System. Sorry about that. In general, be skeptical of most claims in science. Everyone wants them to be true and we are working on them, but not yet there. ...Read more
Interesting question: Yes, epileptic fits or seizures are caused by unregulated, excessive electrical discharges from the surface of the brain. It is similar to signaling, but these signals are not really purposeful. It is believed these events are so much driven by chemical changes of signaling, but electrical ones. ...Read more
What conditions cause constant downbeat nystagmus? Brain herniation & tonsillar descent on brain & IAC MR dizzy headaches pressure induced symptoms
Disturbing signs...: What you are describing are symptoms and signs of increased intracranial pressure from brain tumor or intracranial hypotension from spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leak or Chiari Malformation. In other words, could be a lot of different things. You need to see a Neurosurgeon as the findings on your MRI are serious and may need surgery. Go and get a good and thorough and consultation. ...Read more
In terms of brain chemistry can masturbation at any quantity or frequency cause a chemical imbalance leading to damage to brain or memory loss?
Usualiy not.: Usualiy not, but nobody can predict.Get a more detailed answer ›
How does dopamine and serotonin (chemically) reduce fear/anxiety in de brain? prefrontal cortex or amygdala? Or which parts of brain is involved?
Neurotransmitters: Medicines like Zoloft/Lexapro are serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Wellbutrin (bupropion) inhibits the uptake of norepinephrine and dopamine. Whether it is anxiety, irritability, anger, short fuse, or depression; these medicines regulate neurotransmitters in the brain to improve symptoms of insomnia, guilty feelings, poor concentration, fatigue, appetite disturbance, and lack of drive/interests. ...Read more
Pathology type: Brain tumor is a generic term that includes benign, low grade and malignant brain tumors. Brain cancer refers to the malignant category. When one speaks of a brain cancer, this may be a primary (originating from the brain tissue) or metastatic (originating from cancer outside of the brain). Treatment depends on the type of cancer. ...Read more