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Can The Brain Recover From Early Adulthood Drug Use
Mixed recovery: It depends on the person, the type of drug use and the extent of the drug use. Very severe drug use over a prolonged period is much more difficult to recover from compared to limited drug use in small amounts over a short period of time. ...Read more
Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more
Most likely: The brain's and body's ability to repair itself never ceases to amaze me. If you had a significant addiction problem or abused drugs early in your life there is a good chance that you can experience full recovery. There might be other untreated psychiatric issues going on such as adhd, depression or anxiety and a good evaluation by a psychiatrist who is asam (http://www.Asam.Org/) certified. ...Read more
Many variables: Many things determine eventual recovery . How severe was damage? Was it just one incident or repeated insults. Next is evaluation for residual deficits. Then is retraining the brain to overcome the deficits found. We only use about 10% of our brain cells, so there is hope of some if not full recovery when we insult the brain. But it takes using it to do that - read, do puzzles, crosswords, etc. ...Read more
No: Generally damage to brain cells is irreversible ...Read more
Brain Function: Some studies have shown that years of abstaining from Alcohol and Drugs can allow brain regions to return to their original volume and can repair neural connections across different regions. Much of this restoration occurs in the system most adversely affected by chronic drug/etoh use—the frontocerebellar circuitry, which regulates decision making, reasoning and problem solving.It is NEVER TOO Late to stop. BEST WISHES. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi! i want to know can brain injury from drugs full heal/recover, something like neuroplasticity and neurogenesis ?
Toxic brain recovery: I'll give you a thumbs up on the neuroplasticity part of the question but i'm going to have to suggest that we wait until some point in the distant future when the matrix is something we can all be part of before i project neurogenesis as part of the healing process. Having said that....Lots of stuff happening in the black box on top of your head we don't understand or know about so...Who knows? ...Read more
Takes time: Data suggests the interconnections of the maturing brain are finished at 22 yrs in women and 25 yrs in men. Why the difference exists is unclear. Most teens enter into a more sensitive period of perception by age 14-15, away from a less perceptive brain that emerges at 8-10. ...Read more
Possibly !: The old idea was that we were born with a fixed number of brain cells and no regeneration is possible lately this idea is questioned regeneration though rare is possible under certain circumstances. ...Read more
DEPENDS: Different drugs can do different things. But your asking says it worries you. Circumstances are different if you're talking about heroin, bath salts, lithium, ssri's - i can only gather that something in this scares you. A psychiatrist should know enough about drugst help you clarify. Get some help doing that and get some straight information. ...Read more
Possibly: Here you need to see a physician with a strong pharmacology background, who also has experience with treating drug addictions. Many pain management specialists can fit this category. Depending upon what you took and your current cognitive emotional state, some therapies might help. ...Read more
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