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Does Marijuana Kill Brain Cells
THC and brain cells: I do not believe that thc, the active ingredient in marijuana kills brain cells, but it causes changes in the neurochemistry of the brain, changing how the brain functions. Long term behavioral changes, lack of motivation, as well as the short term emotional changes and euphoria are related to these biochemical changes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Probably.: Still a controversial topic. http://www.viewzone.com/weedfacts/weedfacts.html http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/ending-addiction-good/201404/studies-show-long-term-effects-cannabis-the-brain http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/2737/20130701/chronic-marijuana-users-brains-produce-less-dopamine-study-finds.htm http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/02/090202175105.htm ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the best brain scan i need to identify how many cells have deteriated from marijuana? My temples used to hurt when i smoked but now it itches?
Many complex effects: Marijuana has a wide range of effects & this varies from person to person. There are also many strains, some more stimulating & some more sedating. It can be calming, ease muscle tension, stimulate appetite, relieve nausea & aid sleep but may impair memory & concentration. Marijuana contains over 100 different medically active compounds & we are still learning what they do.See my comments for links. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many effects: Marijuana distorts perceptions, impairs coordination, thinking, problem solving, learning, and memory. Can trigger acute psychotic reaction along with onset or relapse of schizophrenia in vulnerable individuals. Increases heart rate a lot; one source showed smokers almost 5 times as likely to have heart attack in 1st hour. Mj irritates lungs & has more carcinogens than regular cigarettes. & more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I smoked marijuana for five years. Will my brain recover from any of the damage I have done? Over time. And how can I help my brain recover?
Stop smoking THC: The sooner you stop the better. Not sure how much brain recovery you can get, although if you stop that will help your brain. You can do crossword puzzles and sudoku to stimulate your brain. ...Read more
Starting at age 13 I smoked Marijuana about 40 times over an 8 month time. Havent used since. How did this affect my Brain?
You likely: have no long term effects from that degree of usage. ...Read more
I smoked Marijuana about 60-70 times from ages 13-15. Ive sinced stopped for 2 years can my brain recover or is there long term damage?
Marijuana effects: I commend you for not using Marijuana for 2 years. Now you are 20 years old, did you smoke sometimes from age 15-18 years? If you have good concentration, comprehension, memory, problem solving skills, learning new information; having impulse control and good judgement, your Marijuana use has not damaged your brain. See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, coping skills for stress and NA meetings ...Read more
If a young person used marijuana around 10 times then stopped forever, could their brain recover?
Yes: We are designed to "remember" and young brains are particularly sensitive ..That being said to be concerned about irreversible brain injury from short term use as described i think is highly unlikely and is even less likely to be able to be objectively measured. Long term use clearly is problematic for immature brains. Case histories of "induced" major mental illness are just that. ...Read more
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