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What does it mean when a man has ecstasy abuse?

What does it mean when a man has ecstasy abuse?

Ecstacy part 2: "stacking" remarkably increases the risk of sudden cardiac death in e abusers. E abusers usually coadminister sedating drugs as counter balances to the e effect and to prolong the ability to use it. This is even more dangerous. Please have the ecstacy user seek medical help. ...Read more

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I do not feel alive anymore from ecstasy abuse someone help?

I do not feel alive anymore from ecstasy abuse someone help?

See below: In time, your serotonin and Dopamine biology will become more normal. In the meanwhile, antidepressants may help. Antabuse, (disulfiram) which slows metabolism of these transmitters may also help. ...Read more

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Long term effects of ecstasy abuse?

Long term effects of ecstasy abuse?

See below: Depression, emotinal instability, stroke and intellectual impairment. ...Read more

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What's the cure for ecstasy abuse?

What's the cure for ecstasy abuse?

No cure: Addiction is a life long problem. Get the help you need. 12 step meetings, an addiction psychiatrist, and friends who don't use. Do it now. ...Read more

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Who all is abused in childhood?

Who all is abused in childhood?

Abuse...: Does not discriminate. Abused children can be male, female, rich, poor, white, non-white, english speaking, non-english speaking. Abuse crosses all the economic, social, class and ethnic lines. ...Read more

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Should I seek help if I was abused as a child?

Should I seek help if I was abused as a child?

Seek help?: This is an intersting question. As a co-worker of mine used to say: do you feel you were victimized by the abuse? If yes, or if you are bothered by the fact you were abused then yes. There a few people who are very psychologically strong or whose abuse was not too bad, where we can say they were abused but not victimized. May be getting a consult will help you decide. ...Read more

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What should you do if you suspect someone is abusing their medications?

What should you do if you suspect someone is abusing their medications?

Take them to: The emergency room. More people die from overdose of pain pills than from car accidents. If you care about your friend/relative take them to the er or addiction specialist asap. ...Read more

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What is elderly abuse?

What is elderly abuse?

Elder abuse.: Elder abuse is a general term to describe mistreatment of an elderly person. This mistreatment can be physical, emotional, mental, medical or nutritional. The abuser acts purposely to the detriment of the elder. ...Read more

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What defines drug abuse?

What defines drug abuse?

Drug Abuse: In dsm-iv, this is a persistent, "maladaptive pattern of substance use leading to clinically significant impairment or distress." there are: failure to fulfill major role obligations at work, school, or home; recurrent drug use in physically hazardous situations (like driving); recurrent substance-related legal problems; & continued use despite social problems caused/worsened by the drug use. ...Read more

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How common is drug abuse?

How common is drug abuse?

Very common: Unfortunatey, the usa is a country plaged with both prescrition, and nonprescription drug addicts. Many of these individuals or occupying space in overcrowded prisions, others are at large, perhaps homeless, and using criminal means to support their drug habits. The war on drugs has failed horrably, and due to past misguided effects to erraticate cannibus, the real threat today crystal meth. ...Read more

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Why do people abuse drugs?

Why do people abuse drugs?

Another reason: I agree with the first answer. Another reason is that people are using substances to cover up deep and unconscious negative emotions perceived as taboo (e.g. Anger, sadness, shame, fear, sexual feelings, etc). ...Read more

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Why does elder abuse happen?

Why does elder abuse happen?

It is hard to know: It is hard to know in every situation why this occurs. Sometimes there is a long pattern of domestic violence in the relationship, caregiver personal problems also increase the risk as does social isolation. The more in recent term is "elder mistreatment" which includes physical abuse, and also neglect as well as financial, emotional, and sexual abuse. If you suspect this is occuring report it! ...Read more

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What are signs of domestic abuse?

What are signs of domestic abuse?

Multiple: Lack of mutual respect, verbal attacks, controlling and isolating behavior, disparaging remarks (particularly in front of others), failure to engage in constructive interactions, placing inappropriate blame on the other person, and so on and so on, until it degenerates into physical abuse. ...Read more

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What can be done for child abuse?

Report it: If it happened once it will probably happen again
report it! ...Read more

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How to break cycle of drug abuse?

How to break cycle of drug abuse?

Seeking help: Addiction is a serious disease that requires professional help. I would recommend finding a therapist and psychiatrist who have experience treating addiction. If you need help with detoxing from substances currently, that may require inpatient or residential treatment for a short period of time, followed by outpatient work. ...Read more

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How can I get past childhood abuse?

How can I get past childhood abuse?

Psychotherapy: One idea is to make an appointment with a psychotherapist and begin working on the problem. In many cases it will take a significant amount of work and will not be easy and you may be asked to think about things that you don't want to. There are a number of specific therapies for abuse and ptsd that can be potentially helpful. But you need to take the first step of making the appointment. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of elderly abuse?

What are symptoms of elderly abuse?

Many: Firstly, any abuse should be reported. Obvious signs of bruises in many stages of healing, genital or rectal trauma. A patient that seems fearful of their caretaker, or a patient that the caretaker refuses to have you interview them alone maybe a sign. Under nutrition, poor hygiene and other signs of neglect maybe noticeable. Less obvious signs may include financial abuse. ...Read more

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What should I do for domestic abuse?

Call 1-800-799-SAFE: Or local domestic violence shelter or mental health professional who has experience with dv. They can help develop a plan to leave the situation & can help you recover from abuse. The primary goal is to overcome the "brainwashing" of abuse that convinces you that you're worthless, stupid, bad, powerless, etc. Verbal/emotional abuse/control can cause longer-lasting harm than physical abuse. ...Read more

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What are the effects of child abuse?

What are the effects of child abuse?

Serious and Numerous: This is a big topic. There can be both short term and long term effects from childhood abuse and neglect. The consequences of being abused as a child can be mild or severe with problems in the areas of depression, anxiety, suicidality, substance abuse and criminality-but those aren't all. Some great information is at the website for child welfare information gateway. Http://www. Childwelfare. Gov/. ...Read more

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What are the effects of freon abuse?

What are the effects of freon abuse?

Huffing freon: Inhalant abuse (huffing) of freon is very dangerous, with the potential for death on the first or any subsequent use. Short term effects include stupor, changes in consciousness, severe mood swings including violent behavior, muscle weakness, numbness, and others. Long term effects include weight loss, depression, damage to vital organs including brain and nervous system damage, hearing loss. ...Read more

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Is being "emo" a sign of child abuse?

Not necessarily: It is a bit of a "red flag" to have a child to adopts an odd posture like emo, or punk, or goth, or something counter culture. However there are always other things that can lead a child there. Some are just drawn there, others gain acceptance by friends. Some children are outcasts for personality or sexual reasons. Childhood traumas can lead to odd personality quirks, but other things do too. ...Read more

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What to do to get over about my abuse?

What to do to get over about my abuse?

Recovery: It's possible to recover from abuse -- but it doesn't mean forgetting it happened. You can work with a psychologist or other psychotherapist on these issues. Curiously, what's most important in recovery isn't what happened to you, but how you deal with it now -- and, in what ways your relationships have been affected. This is time for partnering with a trustworthy therapist as you do your work. ...Read more

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Why might people abuse pain medication?

Why might people abuse pain medication?

Abuse pain med: This is because they use the medication not for the pain relief but for the euphoric effects - the false sense of well being-. ...Read more

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What problems can come from child abuse?

Mental Illness: Those who have suffered abuse as children are at higher risk for depression and anxiety later in life. They may develop other disorders as well including ptsd, dissociative identity disorder, or borderline personality disorder. If you know of anyone who has suffered child abuse, please help to find the right psychiatrist who can work with them. ...Read more

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Drug abuse can cause pfieffers syndrome?

Drug abuse can cause pfieffers syndrome?

Not that I can find: Pfeiffer syndrome is a rare genetic disorder characterized by premature fusion of certain skull bones (craniosynostosis), and abnormally broad and medially deviated thumbs and great toes. Most affected individuals also have an abnormal midface, with protruding eyes and conductive hearing loss. See:http://children.Webmd. Com/pfeiffer-syndrome-type-i
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How does drug abuse ruin a persons life?

Many ways: Drug addiction is a medical disease which can have devastating results on a personal, emotional, social, and work level. The person using drugs is usually unaware or reluctant to admit their problem until its too late. Act now! ...Read more

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What is the medical model of child abuse?

What is the medical model of child abuse?

Combination things: Likelihood of abuse with three elements:child with provocative behavior;parent with psychological predisposition;stressful event triggering violent reaction. Social&cultural, in addition to psychological and familial, factors have been described, dispelling the widely accepted myth that child abuse results solely from individual deviant behavior. Series of stresses that impinge on parents & children ...Read more

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How much should I worry about drug abuse?

How much should I worry about drug abuse?

Wow, tough question!: That is a very difficult question to answer as drug abuse can vary on so many different levels with so many different drugs. Abuse of caffeine (yes, it's a drug) is much different than abusing cocaine, heroin or other illegal drug. A good start to figuring out whether you need to worry is if using the drug causes any consequences in your life. If so, then yes, I would say you need to worry. ...Read more

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How can I recover from narcissistic abuse?

How can I recover from narcissistic abuse?

Get Help: I'm sorry about your experiences. It's hard to pinpoint what kind of mental health provider you might need due to limited info provided. Find a mental health provider who will help you with figuring out how to proceed in terms of therapy. The therapy will help you learn new coping skills: self-care routine, meditation, relaxation, setting up achievable goals. Good Luck! ...Read more

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What is officially deemed "spousal abuse"?

What is officially deemed "spousal abuse"?

The legal definition: Will vary from state to state. In general, spouse abuse or domestic violence is an act or threat of violence, coercion, control, punishment, intimidation, or revenge against a person with whom the perpetrator has had an intimate relationship. It can include physical, sexual or emotional abuse or intimidation. If in doubt, talk to a women's shelter or a physician, psychologist, lawyer, etc. ...Read more

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Does drinking every night constitute abuse?

Does drinking every night constitute abuse?

Unmanageability: If it is causing problems for you or your family or friends, you might consider attending a meeting of alcoholics anonymous. ...Read more

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How come nurses have to report elder abuse?

How come nurses have to report elder abuse?

Human kindness: This should be done for humane reasons. There are laws however to protect those who may not be able to protect themselves, analogous to a teacher reporting child abuse. ...Read more

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Can drug abuse cause mental health problems?

Can drug abuse cause mental health problems?

Yes.: Drug abuse has been associated with a number of different mental health problems. Mood changes (depression, anger outbursts), impulsive behavior, psychosis, anxiety, social withdrawal, lack of motivation are all common consequences of drug abuse. There are studies that show specific mental health problems associated with certain drugs. ...Read more

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Can there be help for domestic mental abuse?

Can there be help for domestic mental abuse?

You can try: Despite today's emphasis on preventing bullying by peers, a child or teen can do little about emotional abuse in the home. Pretending to love the parents until escape is possible is often the best junior can do. But it's very much worth telling teachers, your physician ("family counseling"), pastor. If they lay a finger on you or wake you up at night to scream at you, call the police. ...Read more

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Do people recreationally abuse propoxyphene?

Do people recreationally abuse propoxyphene?

Of course...: Anything that can cause a mental “change in state”, will be used or abused by someone to achieve a brain change. Some substances, like alcohol, cause a reliable change in state that is similar from person to person. Other substances, like propoxyphene, produced a more unreliable change & only at higher, more dangerous doses. Also, it's not available in usa anymore. ...Read more

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What are the health risks of abusing cocaine?

What are the health risks of abusing cocaine?

Cocaine: Crack is stimulant, so hyper arousal ; agitation, changes in pupil size with increased metabolism are common, causing harmful effects to your Cardiovascular system in particular. ...Read more

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Are attachment problems a sign of child abuse?

Often not: Although child abuse certainly can lead to attachment problems, most children with attachment issues were not abused. Most commonly, it results from a mismatch of child needs and parenting style. Other contributing factors can be adoption or parent illness or death when children are very young. ...Read more

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How can I help a friend handle domestic abuse?

The idea is not to: Handle it, but to stop it! Any support/ assistance you can give toward that goal is good. ...Read more