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Doctor insights on: Chemical Dependency Risk Factors

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Could environmental factors increased chance of schizophrenia?

Could environmental factors increased chance of schizophrenia?

Environment : Environmental factors can increase one’s chance of getting almost any type of psychological disorders if there is genetic or other physical predisposition. It is widely believed that for most psychological disorders emerge in this way (e.g., someone being exposed to undue stress--deployed to war zones returning with PTSD, schizophrenia due to genetic predisposition and stress ...Read more

Chemical Dependency (Definition)

Continued use with psychological or physiological dependence and difficulties in psychosocial, interpersonal, legal, occupational, ...Read more


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What are the risk factors for Alcohol abuse?

What are the risk factors for Alcohol abuse?

Alcohol Abuse RiskFa: Risk factors for Alcohol abuse: •Alcohol Dependence of parent(s) •Parental abuse and neglect of children •Antisocial, sexually deviant, or mentally ill parents •family violence •separation, divorce, or death of parent(s) •Racial discrimination •Living in an economically depressed area with: •High unemployment •Inadequate housing •High prevalence of crime •High prevalence of illegal drug use ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for Substance abuse?

What are the risk factors for Substance abuse?

Risk factors: Male gender, family history of substance use especially in a parent or sibling, personal history of mental illness especially if untreated, personal history of stressors such as loss of employment, etc. Other risk factors may depend upon specific substances. If you are concerned about substance use issues, please seek help with a mental health professional for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for alcohol addiction?

What are the risk factors for alcohol addiction?

Heredity: 1 parent: Who's alcohol dependent means 34% more risk, 2 parents means 4x more risk, & 2 parents & grandfather means 9x more risk for a male. Environment: if everyone around you drinks, if drinking is considered respectable or expected, if you have lots of stress or emotional problems, or you self-medicate w/ alcohol, you are more likely to drink excessively. Longer habits become stronger. ...Read more

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How to avoid cancer other than stopping smoking? Note; Hereditary factor exists from parent

How to avoid cancer other than stopping smoking?
Note; Hereditary factor exists from parent

Not the key: You're not going to be able to avoid cancer. "Pop" advice about diet and supplements doesn't really match the best scientific studies, which show only a small variation with lifestyle factors. The key is going to be early detection while any cancer is still treatable. Get this mind-set and your chances are greatly improved. ...Read more

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What known risk factors predispose a person to sudden cardiac arrest?

What known risk factors predispose a person to sudden cardiac arrest?

Coronary artery dz: The most common cause is disease of the coronary arteries, but problems in the electrical conducting system can also be a cause. Cardiomyopathies of many different causes are associated with sudden cardiac arrest. Many of these people have implanted defibrillators to reduce this risk. ...Read more

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How to mitigate risk of genetic diabetes?

How to mitigate risk of genetic diabetes?

Diabetes: Type 2 diabetes mellitus is caused by a combination of varying degrees of insulin resistance/deficiency. Its occurrence is multifactorial: genetic and environmental factors. The most striking environmental risk factors in most patients who develop type 2 diabetes are increased weight gain and decreased physical activity, each of which increases the risk of diabetes. ...Read more

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What factors increase the risk of diabetes 2?

What factors increase the risk of diabetes 2?

Family history- ie:: genetic history- then obesity , hi fat and hi carbohydrate diets, abnormal sleep-wake cycles, acute stress ...Read more

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What factors or variables increase an adult's vulnerability to drug-facililiated sexual assault?

What factors or variables increase an adult's vulnerability to drug-facililiated sexual assault?

Vulnerability: Here's a starter list: Willingness to take any recreational substances, low-self-esteem, confidence, control, discipline. Boredom, loneliness, depression, poor judgement, bad environment,etc. Let's talk of good defenses: Opposites of the above! Find a source of support - from solid, safe activity groups like gym, yoga, meditation -thru- individual or group therapy. Be safe. Be strong. Be sober. ...Read more

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Which mental illnesses can long-term alcohol abuse cause or increase the risk of?

Which mental illnesses can long-term alcohol abuse cause or increase the risk of?

Memory problems: Long term alcohol abuse can cause something called amnestic syndrome as part of a condition called wernicke-korsokoff syndrome. With such a condition, a person's short term memory is greatly diminished and in severe cases, non-existent. One can imagine the problems not being able to remember any new information can cause. An individual with such a problem can forget all new information. ...Read more

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What are cardiac risk factors

What are cardiac risk factors

Modifiable and non: Modifiable : smoking, lifetstyle, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes non-modifiable: heredity, age, gender, . ...Read more

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Can trt cause psychological problems? Does alcohol consumption increase the risk of such issues?

Can trt cause psychological problems? Does alcohol consumption increase the risk of such issues?

Testoerone RT: If you mean does Testosterone Replacement Therapy create the possibility of psychological symptoms and does alcohol increase risk, the answer is yes. The human hormone system is a delicate balance. Too much or too little produces symptoms. Please make no changes w/out seeing your doctor. He/she can measure hormones w/in the context of your lifestyle. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Which factors increase the likelihood of teen violence?

Which factors increase the likelihood of teen violence?

2 groups: Two groups of violent teens. 1. Come from a family background of abuse, neglect and family violence; have not learned effective skills of communication, problem solving, self and anger management ; has multiple problems in school, home and community; delinquency; past violent behavior. 2 - psychotic, delusional, paranoid, late teen male, event that damages ego, told someone of violent plans. ...Read more

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What are the cardiovascular risk factors of diabetes type 2?

What are the cardiovascular risk factors of diabetes type 2?

Heart disease: Diabetes increases the risk of heart disease (clogging of the arteries) which increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. This is because diabetes affects your body's metabolism and increases the release of inflammatory proteins and hormones which then exacerbate coronary artery (heart) disease. This disease is not limited to the heart but also affects the blood vessels in your brain as well. ...Read more

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What are some factors that influence your likelihood of developing a drinking addiction?

What are some factors that influence your likelihood of developing a drinking addiction?

How much: The addiction is based on how much one drinks. A Problem with drinking depends on other factors, such as causing you trouble, needing more of it to get drunk, and drinking when it is not in your best interests. Another factor is if your drinking causes others to worry about your safety or well being. Talk to your doctor about this. Some genes are involved, but the addictiveness is about how much ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for high risk pregnancies?

What are the risk factors for high risk pregnancies?

Threats to baby, mom: Risk factors include conditions that might affect the health of the fetus and/or pregnant woman. Those include higher chance for birth defects, >1 baby, prior preterm birth, diabetes, history of eclampsia. Many women at high risk for pregnancy complications have healthy babies, but they probably saw perinatologists, had extra testing or imaging, or underwent treatments or delivery with nicu aware. ...Read more

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Will smoking marijuana while using nexplanon cause the same risks as smoking cigarettes? (Risk of blood clots)

Will smoking marijuana while using nexplanon cause the same risks as smoking cigarettes? (Risk of blood clots)

NO, however...: Smoking cigarettes increases risk of blood clots as does taking Nexplanon & those who use Nexplanon while smoking have unacceptable risks of blood clots. Smoking marijuana is not known to have the same increased risk of blood clots as smoking tobacco, though there is preliminary evidence that regular marijuana use may somewhat increase risk of blood clots, so to be safe I would avoid regular use. ...Read more