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Doctor insights on: Does Lsd Have Damaging Effects On The Developing Brain Of A Teenager

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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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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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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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