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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

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??

Can over masturbation change brain chemistry making you less interested in sex, obtaining weak erections etc??

No, but something: else may be going on. Anxiety, depression, hormone imbalance, lifestyle in need of change, lack of sleep, poor diet? Please see doc who can help you figure things out. Peace and good health. Your jock itch indicates infection. ...Read more

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Are sexually suppressed children more prone to develop abnormal sexual behavior (sex addiction, asexual 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

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What is the aspect of sex addiction & hyper religiousity that keeps people in aa sober?

What is the aspect of sex addiction & hyper religiousity that keeps people in aa sober?

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

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What kind of responses should I expect when looking in small town to get treatment for sex addiction?

What kind of responses should I expect when looking in small town to get treatment for sex addiction?

Start with your: Family doctor, who may be able to refer you to the right person. Doctors really have "seen it all". ...Read more

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Can psychiatrists do counseling and treat sex addiction?

Can psychiatrists do counseling and treat sex addiction?

Some: There are doctoral level clinical psychologists and some psychiatrists who specialise in the treatment of sexual addictions. Often times psychiatrists evaluate and prescribe medications and psychologists often provide counseling. ...Read more

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I've heard that meds for diabetics can affect their brain chemistry and alter their personalities. Is this true?

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

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Could ADHD medications change your brain chemistry?

Could ADHD medications change your brain chemistry?

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

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Is it possible for ADHD medications to change your brain chemistry?

Is it possible for ADHD medications to change your brain chemistry?

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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Took Levaquin last year, had strange intense dreams while on it. Ever since, periodic episodes of strange dreams..can this med alter brain chemistry?

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 more

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How do I help my friend who has a sex addiction?

How do I help my friend who has a sex addiction?

Mutual support helps: Your friend might consider attending a meeting of sex and love addicts anonymous, and you might consider attending a meeting of s-anon for the families and friends of sex addicts. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have a sex addiction , where can I find help for this?

What do you suggest if I have a sex addiction , where can I find help for this?

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 more

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Why do I always want sex?Think abt it very often, is this sex addiction?24years old

Why do I always want sex?Think abt it very often, is this sex addiction?24years old

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 more

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My husband has a sex addiction so told me to hire household help. Will he be loyal to me if I do?

My husband has a sex addiction so told me to hire household help. Will he be loyal to me if I do?

Inappropriate: No doctor can answer this question. You need counseling. But i'd get the household help if it make my life easier. ...Read more

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What are signs of sex addiction in women? How might a woman's sex addiction be noticed by others?

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 more

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Sex Addiction (Definition)

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