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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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Dr. Vasu Brown
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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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Can minimal exposure to cigarette smoke cause permanent brain damage?

Can minimal exposure to cigarette smoke cause permanent brain damage?

Probably not measure: Cigarette smoke affects the lungs, bladder, heart and blood vessels. It might cause some subtle brain damage but the brain has significant barriers to toxins and so the effect if any is probably close to unmeasurable. The toxic effects of smoking are so obvious that quitting is the only rational pathway. ...Read more

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Would common household cleaning products cause permanent brain damage?

Would common household cleaning products cause permanent brain damage?

Many are toxic: Ammonia, bleach and organic solvents are all potentially toxic. ...Read more

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How long does it take for overbreathing to cause permanent brain damage and loss of its cells?

How long does it take for overbreathing to cause permanent brain damage and loss of its cells?

Unlikely: Hyperventilation on it's own is unlikely to cause permanent brain injury.Metabolic abnormalities causing hyperventilation could cause brain injury unless corrected. ...Read more

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How much alcohol must an adolescent have to consume to cause permanent brain damage or developmental problems?

How much alcohol must an adolescent have to consume to cause permanent brain damage or developmental problems?

Individual Levels: There is no one answer to this, since each individual is different. However, teenagers should not drink alcohol for a very good reason: their brains are still developing. If you add toxins (e.g., alcohol, nicotine from cigarettes, etc.) to a growing brain, you're only doing it harm. ...Read more

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Does abusing perscription narcotics or add medications cause permanent brain damage?

Does abusing perscription narcotics or add medications cause permanent brain damage?

Yes: It depends on the prescription medication, but there are many that can definitely cause brain damage either directly or indirectly (ie. Causing low blood pressure, low glucose, or not enough oxygen to the brain). The mind altering medications that include opiods or their derivatives are particularly bad when abused. This is why many of these are controlled substances. ...Read more

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What are the risks of OCD reaching severe levels ie if left untreated for long, can it cause permanent brain damage or other problems?Thanks

What are the risks of OCD reaching severe levels ie if left untreated for long, can it cause permanent brain damage or other problems?Thanks

OCD: Ocd can reach severe levels if left untreated. Just watch "the aviator" about howard hughes to watch a depiction. Ocd is correlated with a decrease in brain derived neurotophic factor [fontenelle et al. Psychiatric research 2012 oct.]. Generally speaking, anything that drops your bdnf level is bad for your brain. This could result in decreased memory, "fuzziness, " and mood problems (deperssn). ...Read more

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Can long-term extreme stress cause permanent brain damage or intellectual/concentration/memory problems?

Can long-term extreme stress cause permanent brain damage or intellectual/concentration/memory problems?

Yes: But how is a long story. The first article will be the short version. The second article will be the longer version. I hope you enjoy the reading. It is very enlightening. Best wishes. www.targetwoman.com/articles/stress-and-brain-damage.html over time, stress damages most cognitive functions. www.fi.edu/learn/brain/stress.html iextreme or sustained stress can damage the brain's hippocampus. ...Read more

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I read anti depressants cause permanent brain damage? Is this true?Www.Examiner.Com/article/antidepressants-cause-permanent-brain-damage

I read anti depressants cause permanent brain damage? Is this true?Www.Examiner.Com/article/antidepressants-cause-permanent-brain-damage

Not likely : There is no evidence that antidepressants cause brain damage, although side effects, usually temporary , can occur. Interestingly, there is evidence that they can help brain cells re-grow and return to normal as the depression is successfully treated! ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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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


Dr. Kevin Passer
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Suboxone (Definition)

Suboxone is semi-synthetic opiate compound. At higher doses, it is used to treat opioid addiction. In lower doses, suboxone can be used to control moderate acute pain in non-opioid tolerant individuals and ...Read more