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Does The Brain Play A Role In Addiction
Dopamine reward: You can find some basic information about Dopamine and the reward system of teh brain, still sometimes called the limbic system at http://www.Addictscience.Com/drugs-and-dopamine all the very recent excitement about food addicion is localized to activation in the nucleus accumbens, one part of the brain involved in reward and craving. ...Read more
Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more
Absolutely: The vasular system is extremely important in regards to all aspects of body function, especially with erectile dysfunction. Many conditions impair blood supply to the penis which leads to impotence. Such problems include diabetes, hypertension , and elevated cholesterol levels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Domestic abuse and violence are frequent partners of ptsd, and can induce it also. Children who suffer emotional, physical, and sexual abuse are often also exposed to domestic violence in their parents. They can easily end up later with partners who repeat the abuse. Getting treatment for the ptsd helps bring these issues into awareness, so that more appropriate self-protection can happen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: In certain brain tumors, genetic mutations have been discovered. Some of these are 'passed down' from parent to child. Others are new and spontaneous. There are many different types of brain tumors, both benign and malignant. Each has its own unique genetic risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A lot: You sound correctly concerned.Now let's confer with an excellent psychiatrist . For you! for the kids ! ...Read more
Possible: Depending on your sensitivity and how severe. ...Read more
Blood flow: An erection is a vascular phenomenon, with the penis being engorged with blood on demand, if you will. That being said, vascular risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease can impair this process, leading to erectile dysfunction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not directly,: but the pituitary gland and the hormones it produces are involved in multiple metabolic pathways important in maintaining the function of various organ systems. For example, a problem with thyroid stimulating hormone(TSH, produced by the pitutary), can lead to hypothyroidism which can, among multiple other symptoms, cause breathing issues. ...Read more
Unfortunately, yes: Family history is an iimportant risk for developing drug and alcohol addiction. There is something about the brain that one is given, that makes one more susceptible to taking drugs or alcohol.....And those people who are vulnerable, get something extra, that most others do not get from taking drugs or alcohol, which unfortunately encourages the person to take more and more, leading to problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not that I have ever: Heard. However, the vagal nerve can be stimulated to help alleviate depression. The implanted vagal nerve stimulator is one form of treatment, neurostim treatment is also available although not fda approved, and acupuncture which stimulates the ear lobe can all help alleviate depression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: If you're asking if make somebody feel guilty will help him/her to stop drinking or using, then the answer is 99% no. If you're asking whether some people use because he feels guilty, then the answer is: very possible, but clearly not the only reason. Find a good therapist, both for the patient and for the family. The problem most of the times is a family problem, even if you don't think so. ...Read more
Aspergers: Research is suggesting spectrum kids may be awash in serotonin in utero. There is speculation that ssri's may not be the best route in treating some of the difficulties associated with the spectrum because there may already be too much serotonin. Hopefully, future research will clarify. This is my take on the spectrum. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more
A Major Role: Toxic food items are perhaps the reason of the epidemic of chronic degenerative diseases avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened beverages like juice & soda, microwaved foods, artificial colors & flavors. All of these products caus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: In Japan, there is a terrible stigma to many birth defects, and even non-defects like being left-handed. Among ignorant people of any kind (and forgive me if saying "ignorant" offends the local multiculturalists), birth defects lead to superstitious fear and often ostracism -- or refusal to get needed corrections ("It's God's punishment.") Having a birth defects is hard enough without all this. ...Read more
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