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Can excessive opiate cause brain damage?

Can excessive opiate cause brain damage?

Chronic chaneges: Long term use causes changes in the circuits but not damage. These changes have been described in the pleasure circuits and in the endocrine systems. ...Read more

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Brain Damage (Definition)

Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more


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Does Suboxone cause permanent brain damage?

Does Suboxone cause permanent brain damage?

Not permanent: Brain damage is not the word i would use. Opiate addiction in general can cause long lasting changes to the brain. Suboxone is a type of opiate and completely stopping it can be difficult without other forms of support. It takes time, "months" for the brain to recover. Things such as stress or "triggers" even months to years down the road could cause cravings, possible relapse, meetings help! ...Read more

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Can ritalin or adderrall cause brain damage if overused? Which part would be damaged and what would be the symptoms?

Can ritalin or adderrall cause brain damage if overused? Which part would be damaged and what would be the symptoms?

Brain damage: There are decades of experience in the use of stimulant medications. When used alone, these medications have not to cause brain damage. If too high a dose is taken, the effect will be so i=unpleasant a person is not likely to continue excess use. However, when combined with drugs of abuse, such as Cocaine or opiates, brain damage and even deaths have occurred. ...Read more

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How would you know that you could have some brain damage caused by a recreational drug you tried one night and never before or after again?

How would you know that you could have some brain damage caused by a recreational drug you tried one night and never before or after again?

No idea: What was used but a one time use does not seem to be able to cause "brain damage". I friendly suggestion: do not give in to peer pressure and do not torpedo the gift of live your parents have given to you! ...Read more

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Does weed cause brain damage?

Does weed cause brain damage?

Define brain damage: Marijuana use can lead to addiction and dependance and many experts consider these to be a form of "brain damage". There is strong evidence that prolonged use can lead to cognitive impairment which may be irreversible. ...Read more

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Can diesel fumes cause brain damage?

Not alone: The new diesel 2 is very clean. It is not toxic. Old diesel fumes could be irritating, but not dangerous. The major risk is too much fumes with carbon monoxide instead of oxygen. This can occur with any exhaust especially poorly functioning heaters or old cars. ...Read more

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What will cause term baby brain damage?

What will cause term baby brain damage?

Many R unexplained: Results from > 50, 000 pregnancies reported in the late 70's (nelson et al.)showed > 50% of cerebral palsy cases had normal pregnancy, labor& delivery. Infants are born with true knots in the cord & many have loops of cord tight about the neck. Some have hx of maternal infection, drug exposures etc. Contrary to the lunch tv adds, most are not caused by drs. ...Read more

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Is there a way to check the extent of brain damage caused from drug use?

Is there a way to check the extent of brain damage caused from drug use?

Yes and no....: Early on i doubt any changes would be detectable. However, with extensive use structural changes may be seen. In my experience, drug users show loss of brain volume at an earlier age than otherwise. Functional MRI and pet on the other hand would show changes sooner. That is, the relative activity of certain centers of the brain would change without causing structural changes like volume loss. ...Read more

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I'm alittle worried that bad diet from childhood has permanent consequences. Healthy weight now, but could high tranfat diet cause perm. Brain damage?

I'm alittle worried that bad diet from childhood has permanent consequences. Healthy weight now, but could high tranfat diet cause perm. Brain damage?

Now it is too late: To correct , yes it is essential to have good balanced diet with calories in early development , a colossal problem for who , now you eat good diet , with vitamins and mineral, don't eat junk food ...Read more

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Is it really the case that the drug k2 causes brain damage?

Possibly: It causes hallucinations. And it can cause exacerbations in user with previous brain injuries and mental problems. ...Read more

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Brain Injury (Definition)

Brain injury is a condition in which the brain is damaged due to an injury. Brain injury often results when the head violently and suddenly hits an object or when an object deeply pierces the head. The symptoms of brain injury vary from mild to severe depending on how much the ...Read more


Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more


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