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Disease Concept Of Addiction Worksheet
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
Yes: Addiction is complicated, and is related to behavior, social factors, heredity, and physiology-->the brain and body. It is unlike a brain tumor, however, in that it does not attack an unsuspecting person behaving in healthful ways. But, after one's behavior has led to addiction, the brain is certainly involved and adversely affected, which decreases one's will power to break the addiction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Do societal problems like abortion, divorce, ban of child discipline and others contribute to violence in the nation?
Sure: Here is a link to the international society of psychiatric genetics: http://www.Ispg.Net/. Also, the field of developmental neuropsychiatry covers much of what is known relative to psychiatric disorders with developmental origins. One of my mentors at the johns hopkins kennedy krieger institute, dr. James c. Harris wrote an excellent book on the subject. ...Read more
Finalexitnetwork.Org a group of people who provide assistance for people suffering of disease to end their lives, has a medical director, is this ok?
If I understand: Correctly the final exit network provides guidance to individuals w a wide variety of “intolerable illnesses” enabling them to successfully commit suicide. This is an ethical & a medical issue. To assist another's suicide would violate my personal commitment to the principle “primum non nocere” or “first do no harm”. As a physician this is the first & most fundamental guide I use in making >>. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Expert opinion please: could substance abuse throughout someone's lifetime effect the health of their children?
Most likely yes: Children are very tuned in to such issues. This would be one factor which will ultimately impact the mental & physical well being of children. Seeing a parent suffer with substance abuse can make a child empathic towards others and avoid substance abuse themselves. Other times it will be a patten and life style that will be copied with disastrous results. It is never too late to get help. ...Read more
Very little: To my knowledge, there is very little truly being offered in this area. ...Read more
Could anyone recommend any 'good' support groups/websites for relatives of sufferers of vascular dementia?
NIH and NIA: Have good websites. The Alzheimer's Association and the Alzheimer's Foundation of America also have websites and support groups depending on where you live. There are also online support groups. These groups often help families with all types of dementia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 is the medical term for the mental problems of codependency/adult child of alcoholic/para-alcoholic?
There isn't one: Since each person may experience a situation differently, many outcomes are possible. If pathology is there, it might be diagnosed differently. "codependent" is a common term, but it isn't a medical one. Depression and anxiety are frequent in people with such backgrounds. Sometimes they can also end up with compulsive personality features. Many other possibilities also. ...Read more
Fertility: thoughts on frenchscientists discoving link btw use of ovarian stim drugs to a 2.6 fold increase in acute lymphoma inchildren. Chlomid ok?
Clomid (clomiphene) risk: As with everything in medicine, time will tell , more research, etc also, if Clomid (clomiphene) is the way a couple can have a baby the benefit versus risk of other alternatives must be considered as well as costs. Clomid (clomiphene) is one of the most affordable means to stimulate ovulation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cancer society: They will point you in the right direction. ...Read more
Check your state: Many states do have such a site. Check with your states disability office. ...Read more
Is there a higher incidence of shopping addiction in people who are learning disabled with impulse control issues?
Combination things: Likelihood of abuse with three elements:child with provocative behavior;parent with psychological predisposition;stressful event triggering violent reaction. Social&cultural, in addition to psychological and familial, factors have been described,dispelling the widely accepted myth that child abuse results solely from individual deviant behavior.Series of stresses that impinge on parents & children ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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