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Can smoking marijuana as a teenager cause you to develop panic attacks?

Can smoking marijuana as a teenager cause you to develop panic attacks?

Maybe: Marijuana can lead to a "heightened" state of awareness (paranoia). This may, in fact, precipitate a panic attack in people who are so predisposed. ...Read more

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Panic (Definition)

Panic is a psychological and somatic state of anxiety usually involving extreme fear, characterized by symptoms such as shortness of breath, rapid pounding heartbeat, sometimes dizziness or light-headedness, tunnel vision, a sense of unreality, and a feeling of needing to escape from ...Read more


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Can smoking marijauana as a teenager actually cause schizophrenia/psychosis?

Can smoking marijauana as a teenager actually cause schizophrenia/psychosis?

Yes: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving. ...Read more

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What can cause a child to have panic attacks?

What can cause a child to have panic attacks?

Multiple factors: We do not fully understand panic attacks. We believe it is an interplay between a genetic or familial susceptibility to anxiety and some external trigger. The trigger can be a real or imagined event which produces the biologic response of extreme fearfulness. Panic attacks are treatable. Discuss treatment options with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can smoking contribute to a heart attack?

Can smoking contribute to a heart attack?

Yes: Risk factors for heart attacks include age, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, family history, and tobacco use. Among other things, smoking leads to chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) that forces the heart to work harder to maintain the same level of perfusion, predisposing to a number of cardiomyopathies including right-sided heart failure and myocardial infarction. ...Read more

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Can infants have anxiety attack symptoms? If anxiety can be hereditary, is it possible for infants to have anxiety attack symptoms? .

Can infants have anxiety attack symptoms? If anxiety can be hereditary, is it possible for infants to have anxiety attack symptoms?

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Possible: Anxiety is a normal emotion felt in anticipation of the unknown.It is developed over time based on our life experiences. Infants have fear of objects and later, of strangers at about the 9-10th month and later about the 18th month. They may respond to feared objects with symptoms that resemble those seen in adults with anxiety. ...Read more

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Can you have panic attacks and anxiety because of quitting smoking? And if yes, how to cope with?

Nicotine Withdraw: You could be getting anxiety form a nicotine withdraw. There are over the counter medications that can safely taper and wean your nicotine down in a healthy fashion, so you do not experience the withdraw that you may be now. Feel free to discus with your Dr. as well, Great JOB in quitting! ...Read more

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Is it possible for cigarettes to cause anxiety attacks?

Is it possible for cigarettes to cause anxiety attacks?

The stimulants &: Other chemicals in cigarettes may contribute to triggering a panic attack. ...Read more

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Can smoking alone cause a heart attack in 41 year old woman. or would you have to have other uncontrolled risk factors?

Can smoking alone cause a heart attack in 41 year old woman. or would you have to have other uncontrolled risk factors?

Probability: It's all a matter of probabilities. A 41 yo woman with BP of 120, cholesterol 200, HDL of 50, BP of 120 who doesn't smoke has 0.7% ten year risk of heart attack. If she smokes, her risk is 2.7%. To calc your own risk, goto: http://my.americanheart.org/professional/StatementsGuidelines/Prevention-Guidelines_UCM_457698_SubHomePage.jsp - Then click on "Launch Web Version". ...Read more

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Can smoking marijuana cause a migraine?

Can smoking marijuana cause a migraine?

Yes.: A migraine attack can be caused by many things and many things can be caused by marijuana. ...Read more

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Does smoking weed as a teenager relate to developing schizophrenia?

Does smoking weed as a teenager relate to developing schizophrenia?

Possibly: There is a lot of research on this. What is known is that people (usually late teens) about to have their first psychotic episode often begin using or increase the use of marijuana. Unclear is the cause of that connection. Perhaps emerging psychosis changes values, leading to new activities such as marijuana use; or perhaps marijuana has an effect on the brain, speeding the psychotic process. ...Read more

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How many cigarettes can a person with asthma before triggering an asma attack?

How many cigarettes can a person with asthma before triggering an asma attack?

None...: There is no number of cigarettes that are considered "safe". Even one cigarette causes airway inflammation that can lead to diseases like asthma, copd, various cancers, etc. See your doctor for help with smoking cessation. ...Read more

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Can passive exposure to marijuana cause an anxiety attack?

Can passive exposure to marijuana cause an anxiety attack?

Yes it can : It can also induce psychosis in predisposed people and can cause amotivational sdr after long term use. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a panic attack to cause someone to stop breathing temporarily?

Is it possible for a panic attack to cause someone to stop breathing temporarily?

Yes/NO: During a panic attack , a person may experience multiple physical symptoms including breathing difficulty such as feeling that he/she can't take a deep enough breath or can't even yawn, or feeling of chocking or hyperventilation. ... Over 25 years, we have never seen a patient where they stopped breathing. Usually oxygen concentration is within normal limits. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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Can having a violent temper cause a person to get a heart attack or stroke?

Can having a violent temper cause a person to get a heart attack or stroke?

Not alone: Other risk factors must be present to cause atherosclerosis and blockage. Coronary spasm can happen but is not the usual. Violent temper and bad behavior needs investigation and treatment! ...Read more

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Is it normal for a person who has panic attacks to start having alot of attacks when they are trying to quit smoking cigarettes?

Is it normal for a person who has panic attacks to start having alot of attacks when they are trying to quit smoking cigarettes?

Smoking cessation: and panic attacks. Sometimes we try to trick ourselves back into smoking. Please be careful not to fall for the idea that you are having panic attacks so you can't stop smoking. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can bulimia cause you to have a heart attack if you're a teen?

Can bulimia cause you to have a heart attack if you're a teen?

Not usually: Not unless you have a predisposition to heart disease but it all depends on how bulimic you are and how far you stretch the biological necessities of survival. ...Read more

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Can hyperventilation from a panic attack or tic-ing (I have tourettes) cause a lung over expansion injury? Or can I not worry about that during panic?

Can hyperventilation from a panic attack or tic-ing (I have tourettes) cause a lung over expansion injury? Or can I not worry about that during panic?

Not bloody likely: First, spontaneous pneumothorax is really rare as opposed to panic attack wihcih is about 10% of the population. Second, it is the lung RESISTANCE that is most associated with it (asthma, really strong changes in air pressure outside of the person, etc.) ...Read more

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Panic Attack (Definition)

Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder in which someone has repeated attacks of intense fear that something bad will occur when not expected. The person lives in fear that ...Read more


Marijuana (Definition)

Marijuana refers to the various preparations of the Cannabis plant into the psychoactive drug for recreational use ...Read more