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Childhood Trauma Brain Chemistry Sex Addiction
In easily more: Than ten known ways and god knows how many unappreciated ways. ...Read more
Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more
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Can over masturbation change brain chemistry making you less interested in sex, obtaining weak erections etc??
Are sexually suppressed children more prone to develop abnormal sexual behavior (sex addiction, asexual etc)?
Maybe: It depends on what you mean by sexually suppressed. If you mean children raised in conservative homes that discourage early sexual experiences but don't teach that sex is bad, probably not. If you mean children raised in homes that have negative or punitive views of sex, probably yes. ...Read more
Wow - generalization: Alcoholics anonymous is a program that incorporates spirituality (not religion). Although there are some alcohol dependent individuals who also have sexual addictions - that is by no means the majority. People come back because it provides hope. It helps to keep them alive and helps to keep them sane. ...Read more
What kind of responses should I expect when looking in small town to get treatment for sex addiction?
I've heard that meds for diabetics can affect their brain chemistry and alter their personalities. Is this true?
Unlikely.: Medications used to treat diabetes, which include insulin, injectable medications, and oral (pill) medications- are not known to cause changes in brain chemistry/personality. Diabetes that is not being monitored or treated, on the other hand, can-- and by that i mean that if the blood sugar goes very high or very low it can cause mental status changes, and in severe cases diabetic coma or death. ...Read more
Yes: That is the point. They increase Dopamine in the synapses in particular parts of the brain, helping to make the synapses work better. In adult who took medicine, those changes can remain in effect without the medication. ...Read more
Long term effect: ADHD is treated with medications,it is at this time it does effect brain chemistry,like any other medicines,is effective,in truly diagnose condition,in those children who really need it,once stopped,there is no long lasting change,in unaffected children,however,does have adverse effects while being on the mess.there appears to be no permanent change.caution is always recommended. ...Read more
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In terms of brain chemistry can masturbation at any quantity or frequency cause a chemical imbalance leading to damage to brain or memory loss?
Took Levaquin last year, had strange intense dreams while on it. Ever since, periodic episodes of strange dreams..can this med alter brain chemistry?
Neurotoxicity is: when something alters the normal activity of the nervous system in such a way as to cause damage to nervous tissue. Although rare, it may occur with many antibiotics including Levaquin (Levofloxacin). Strange dreams, mood and other mental changes may occur. They should subside when the medication is withdrawn but may require specific treatment. Best regards. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Addiction psychiatry: The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (www.aaap.org) can direct you to an addiction psychiatrist in your area who may be able to help, and the American Psychiatric Association (www.apa.org) may also be able to help. I always suggest people talk to their primary care providers, who know their local systems better, and may know who is right for you. Many alcohol/drug treatment programs also ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Become awsre: Ask yourself, is this obsession with sex impeding on my three major areas of life? Does it interrupt/make worse any significant relationships I'm in? Does it negatively interfere with work/volunteer time? Does it affect my time or relationship connection with family or friends? If yes, then you have a problem. Get seen by a psychologist who can help you become more balanced in your sexualthoughts ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband has a sex addiction so told me to hire household help. Will he be loyal to me if I do?
What are signs of sex addiction in women? How might a woman's sex addiction be noticed by others?
Sex addiction: Sex addiction is characterized by compulsive sexual thoughts and acts which increase over time. It may be limited to compulsive masturbation/watching porn, but may also include escalating sexual activity with multiple partners. Like with other addictions, family relationships ; other roles suffer. Women are more likely than men to call it "love addiction." http://tinyurl.Com/n5ay2j8 much shame. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sexual urges, behaviors or thoughts that appear extreme in frequency or feel out of one's control. There's a pattern of recurrent failure to resist impulses to engage in acts of sex, persistent desire or unsuccessful effort to stop or control those behaviors, & continuation of the behavior despite knowledge of having social, academic, financial, psychological or physical problems ...Read more