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Does lsd have damaging effects on the developing brain of a teenager?

Does lsd have damaging effects on the developing brain of a teenager?

Probably: No extensive information is available on lsd effects on pubertal (teenage) brains, but what we do know is that it is likely that developing brain tissue is harmed by lsd. Some reports state that it is not permanently harmful, but these reports were based on adult brains. ...Read more

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Tried several drugs including pot, coke, lsd, etc, when teenager in the 70's. Quit easily and had no desire. Why not an addict yet some are?

Tried several drugs including pot, coke, lsd, etc, when teenager in the 70's. Quit easily and had no desire. Why not an addict yet some are?

Atlhough it is: Not quite as simple as I am portraying the issue - some people have a genetic predisposition to addiction and others don't. ...Read more

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How does LSD affect the brain?

How does LSD affect the brain?

LSD: It is a hallucinogen. It alters your senses of time, space, & distance. U can hear colors or see sounds. The bad trip last @ 12 hours. Strange feelings & strong emotions are common. U can experience panic, confusion, sadness & scary images. It can affect your judgment & your behavior can get out of control. Your pupils dilate, your heart rate & blood pressure increase. You shak ...Read more

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What is it like to trip on lsd/acid? What is happening to your brain?

What is it like to trip on lsd/acid? What is happening to your brain?

Highly variable: Some people get mostly stimulation from hallucinogenic drugs such as LSD, while others get some perceptual changes, seeing colors and shapes differently. Others have florid hallucinations, which sometimes may become dark and threatening. In rare cases, it can precipitate psychosis, particularly in at-risk individuals with strong family history of schizophrenia. It acts on serotonin nerve cells. ...Read more

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What is it like to trip on lsd/acid? What is happening to your brain?

What is it like to trip on lsd/acid? What is happening to your brain?

Highly variable: Some people get mostly stimulation from hallucinogenic drugs such as LSD, while others get some perceptual changes, seeing colors and shapes differently. Others have florid hallucinations, which sometimes may become dark and threatening. In rare cases, it can precipitate psychosis, particularly in at-risk individuals with strong family history of schizophrenia. It acts on serotonin nerve cells. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if lsd unlocks parts of your brain that is usually dormant?

Can you tell me if lsd unlocks parts of your brain that is usually dormant?

Not particularly: There really aren't dormant parts of the brain- that is very old and actually unscientific thought from 40 years ago or so that we only use 10% of our brain. Newer techniques such as PET scanning and functional MRI have shown that we use most of our brain. LSD mimics neurotransmitters that we already have and effects receptors in ways that cause hallucinations etc. They are not from dormant areas. ...Read more

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What will taking lsd do to my brain/body if I have epilepsy and take the drug keppra? I only get seizures when falling asleep or waking up, and have never had a grand mal seizure, only petite mal. I take 2 keppra at night and 1 in the morning.

What will taking lsd do to my brain/body if I have epilepsy and take the drug keppra? I only get seizures when falling asleep or waking up, and have never had a grand mal seizure, only petite mal. I take 2 keppra at night and 1 in the morning.

STAY AWAY FROM LSD: Any hallucinogen has the potential to increase the number and severity of seizures, whether grand mal or petit mal. The worst ones are mdma and pcp, but lsd can cause problems as well. Furthermore, you do not know what you are taking when you get something called "lsd." it can literally be anything, and you are putting your life, your health and your trust into people who are dealing drugs. ...Read more

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I have a fear of being drugged. Like people putting drugs like LSD and stuff into my food/electronic cigarette. I feel as if I'm losing my mind. Help.

I have a fear of being drugged. Like people putting drugs like LSD and stuff into my food/electronic cigarette. I feel as if I'm losing my mind. Help.

You will benefit: You will benefit from counseling. You need to discuss this with your physicians. Be certain you are clean form drugs which can cause this also. ...Read more

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Could moderate drinking damage adolescent brain development?

Could moderate drinking damage adolescent brain development?

Yes: Research shows that alcohol in any amount is toxic to the developing brain of a child or adolescent. ...Read more

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I heard that drinking a lot as an adolescent will damage brain development. What about just moderate drinking?

The definition of: "moderate" alcohol consumption is very variable & its effects depend on genetic influences, gender, age at initiation, & pattern of drinking. A "binge", 4 drinks for a female, 5 for a male, is most harmful, as increased degree &/or frequency of hangovers &/or withdrawal predict worse scores on tests of visuospatial processing, sustained attention, learning & memory, working memory, & planning. ...Read more

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Does adolescent drinking have an adverse on brain development?

Does adolescent drinking have an adverse on brain development?

Yes.: Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/24291291

"behavioral flexibility" (ability to react in different ways to different challenges) appears most compromised. ...Read more

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How much Brain radiation does it take to cause a decrease of Intelligence in a teenager?

How much Brain radiation does it take to cause a decrease of Intelligence in a teenager?

Huge amount: In childhood leukemia treatment, radiation therapy can have an effect because the brain is still developing. It is nowhere near as sensitive after childhood and more radiation would be needed before the effect would be seen. That's a lot even compared to cancer therapy doses.. ...Read more

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How could a teenager get brain tumor?

How could a teenager get brain tumor?

Second common tumor: Brain rumors are the second most common tumors after leukemia in kids. Approximately 2000 kids are diagnosed with brain tumor in us each year. Most of them are benign and curable by removing through surgery. ...Read more

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Can one single incident of very slurred speech indicate the possibility of a brain tumor in a teenager? Also everyday mild headaches on one spot.

Can one single incident of very slurred speech indicate the possibility of a brain tumor in a teenager? Also everyday mild headaches on one spot.

Possible? Yes?: Probable? Not on the basis of your information. However, I think it would be a very reasonable step to have this teenager fully evaluated by their doctor and then, possibly a neurologist with appropriate tests and imaging studies if warranted. If you'd like to chat about this: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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Does lsd affect height growth in a growing teen?

Does lsd affect height growth in a growing teen?

No:     two-thirds of the existing in vitro studies have reported some degree of increased chromosomal breakage following exposure to illicit or pure lsd. With one exception, these changes were observed with concentrations of lsd and durations of exposure that far exceeded the dosages commonly used in humans. In none of the studies was there a clear dosage-response relationship. ...Read more

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Has my nephew's sloping forehead affected brain development?

Has my nephew's sloping forehead affected brain development?

Not likely: Most minor skull abnormaltiies have nothing to do with the brain underneath. Sometimes, an abnormal brain will cause the skull to develop abnormally. Also, some blood disorders cause abnormal growth of the forehead; if this were your nephew's case, sometimes the blood disorder can cause abnormal brain development. Ask his pediatrician to be sure. ...Read more

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Anesthetics and sedatives: toxic or protective for the developing brain?

Anesthetics and sedatives: toxic or protective for the developing brain?

Anesthetic: Gases show some inconclusive evidence of mildly impaired intellectual capacity in children who had anesthesia as infants, but the illness requiring surgery may itself be the cause. So the answer is maybe, but no one knows for sure how much. ...Read more

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Is effect of a bad sleep (snoring, nightmares,) on child brain development reversible?

Is effect of a bad sleep (snoring, nightmares,) on child brain development reversible?

Yes if treated soon: Please have and ent (ear nose throat) speciallist check your child and have them remove adenoid and tonsil. ...Read more

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What to do if I have irritating pain in my hindbrain sometimes. Is it likely I am developing brain tumor?

What to do if I have irritating pain in my hindbrain sometimes. Is it likely I am developing brain tumor?

Pain: Brain tumors usually do not cause pain. It is more likely that you have an occipital neuralgia, a pinched nerve outside the skull at base of the skull. Speak to your doctor about a referral to a pain program where this can be treated. ...Read more

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Is an average sleeping spo2 of 92% acceptable for an infant's brain development? Is there an optimal spo2 range for brain development?

Is an average sleeping spo2 of 92% acceptable for an infant's brain development? Is there an optimal spo2 range for brain development?

92% is fine!: Over 90% is just fine so don't worry. Do discuss your concerns about your baby w/ the pediatrician. Premmies do raise parents anxiety, but try to do the hard task of finding the just right spot of care/comfort. When you ask for and get good info from the Dr. Use it to do the right stuff and relax. I wish you all well! ...Read more

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Nutrition for better brain development?

Nutrition for better brain development?

DHA & EPA: If you mean better brain development in a baby, you need plenty of dha (an essential fatty acid that's a component of fish oil, along with epa). It's also needed for healthy brain maintenance in adults. Your body can make dha from flax and blue-green algae, but not very efficiently. Calamarine supplements (from tiny squid) are another option. Epa is important also, especially vs. Inflammation. ...Read more

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What are supplements children's brain development?

What are supplements children's brain development?

Every fetus has a: Genetic potential for IQ & adaptive skills that is modified by biological & environmental factors before & after birth. Kids of high-school drop-outs have a 7 times higher incidence of Intellectual Disability than kids whose moms graduated. Read, talk, play & have family meals from infancy on up. Don't allow TV/videos or other screen time till age 2, then limit total screen time to 2 hours/day. ...Read more

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Does Zika virus affects toddlers brain development?

Does Zika virus affects toddlers brain development?

Unknown: Rapid changes in size & number of nerve cells occur during early pregnancy & the germ targets developing cells. They kill them & the brain does not grow. Without brain mass the skull doesn't enlarge as fast =microcephaly. Many adults & older kids have few if any symptoms with zika. It is likely that toddlers could be more susceptible since their brain is still growing but we have little info yet ...Read more

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What are ways in which I can help stimulate my babys brain development; like games and toys. She is 10 months.?

What are ways in which I can help stimulate my babys brain development; like games and toys. She is 10 months.?

Baby deveopment: Even young children benefit from your reading to them. Exposure to music, lots of visual stimulation and games, especially ones that require interaction with you. Toys such as blocks and shapes encourage children to develop familiarity and visual spatial activities. ...Read more

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My son is 3 mo old and gets fixated on the tv when it is on. Is this dangerous for his eyes or brain development?

My son is 3 mo old and gets fixated on the tv when it is on. Is this dangerous for his eyes or brain development?

Limit television: Television programs are filled with color and action, especially children's programs. They can be very entertaining to infants. However, television watching is passive and should not be substituted for interaction with parents and others. ...Read more

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Could losing sleep from school make you depressed and not motivated in life and have an impact on brain development?

Could losing sleep from school make you depressed and not motivated in life and have an impact on brain development?

Yes: It sounds like depression is the major issue here and is contributing to the lack of sleep, decreased motivation, and other symptoms. Help is available and can be very beneficial. A combination of medication and counseling is usually a good course of action to start with. Hang in there! ...Read more