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Doctor insights on: Effects Of Peer Pressure On Teenagers

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What are the effects of occasional marijuana use on a developing teenagers brain?

What are the effects of occasional marijuana use on a developing teenagers brain?

Risk mental illness: Research results seem to show that marijuana (pot, mj) can start a person's schizophrenia sooner than if he did not use mj. A teenager (with a brain, neurotransmitters, & receptors not fully developed), especially with a family history of schizophrenia or psychosis, should know his family history and avoid experimenting with mj or other illegal drugs that might have a similar effect on the brain. ...Read more

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What are the adverse effects of a diagnosed bipolar patient smoking marijuana while on their prescribed medications?

What are the adverse effects of a diagnosed bipolar patient smoking marijuana while on their prescribed medications?

Bipolar and MJ: Any person with diagnosed bipolar disorder needs to practice solid self-care: regular sleep, exercise, healthy food, compliance with prescribed medications, and avoidance of substance abuse including alcohol. Using recreational substances invites destabilization of neurobehavioral status and possible shift into depression or mania. This includes marijuana. Mj can cause hallucinations too. ...Read more

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Effects of amphetamine abuse on circulation?

Effects of amphetamine abuse on circulation?

Yes there are lot of: Effects heart attacke and others see the web site below. ...Read more

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What are the effects of alcoholism on children and youth, physiologically speaking?

What are the effects of alcoholism on children and youth, physiologically speaking?

Many: Low self Esteem, Guilt and Despair, feelings of abandonment, chronic depression, anxiety and stress. Often children of alcoholics are physically and emotionally abused. ...Read more

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Effects of adipex on the heart?

Effects of adipex on the heart?

Palpitations: Most common heart side effects include palpitation (skipped beats or rapid heart rates). These can be both benign or malignant. If you have any history of heart disease, it is not recommended to take adipex or any other weight loss supplement. ...Read more

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What are the emotional side effects of bullying?

What are the emotional side effects of bullying?

Many: Bullying results in a lot of emotional problems in the victims including but not limited to anxiety, depression, low self esteem, and in extreme cases suicide. ...Read more

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Is there any effect on the future height of teenagers from watching porn?

Is there any effect on the future height of teenagers from watching porn?

Confused: Please be a bit more specific with your question are you talking about height as in foot 7 inches are you talking about height and how far they can succeed in their career or future. you're speaking about physical height there's been no research to show that makes a difference but there's lots of research to show that watching pornography negatively effects their success of romantic relationships including intimacy commitment and sexual expectations. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of ADHD medication? I'm worried about giving my 9-year-old daily medication. What are some of the side effects of ADHD medications? .

What are the side effects of ADHD medication? I'm worried about giving my 9-year-old daily medication. What are some of the side effects of ADHD medications?

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CHADD.org has a: List of medications effective for treatment of adhd. Stimulants are effective in 80-90% of patients with adhd, either primarily inattentive or combined type. The side effects headache, stomach ache, irritability or insomnia that occur in 10-20% disappear after 24 hours off meds; tics may persist longer. Dose titration for optimal effect requires good parent-teacher-doctor communication. ...Read more

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Are there long-term effects of brain bleeding on my child's health?

Are there long-term effects of brain bleeding on my child's health?

It depends: First, what compartment was the blood in - subarachnoid, subdural, intraparenchymal (in the brain itself), intraventricular? Second, how much blood and what was the cause and what level or care did the child receive? Answers to these predict a range of lt effects from none to seizures to cognitive and/or comportmental abnormalities to hydrocephalus. And any of these issues can range in severity. ...Read more

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Are there any long-term side effects of being on ADHD meds?

Are there any long-term side effects of being on ADHD meds?

None known: A prospective study is a research project that looks ahead with 2 groups treated/controls. Then sees the outcomes for many years ahead. There is an ongoing adhd prospective study run by the psychopharmacology dept at the mass general hosp at harvard. It started in 1990, and continues to this day. Periodically the authors publish reports. So far no problems have emerged in the adhd treated people. ...Read more

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What's the effect of stimulants on kids with adhd?

What's the effect of stimulants on kids with adhd?

Typically quite good: Stimulants are by far the most thoroughly studied medications used to treat a child psychiatric disorder. 65-85% of the time, they markedly decrease key symptoms of inattention, poor focus, impulsivity, & hyperactivity. They work quickly but also wear off daily. Side effects are well known, dose-related, & for most kids tolerable. Sadly, they do not "cure" adhd, nor are they the whole answer. ...Read more

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Will my marijuana addiction impede the effects of Elvanse (3x20mg daily) in the treatment of my ADHD and minor depression?

Will my marijuana addiction impede the effects of Elvanse (3x20mg daily) in the treatment of my ADHD and minor depression?

Addiction: is going to interfere with nearly every treatment. One concern with your combination of marijuana and a stimulant, is they pull different ways. Stimulants can quickly become an addiction of their own. Be certain your prescribing physician understands all drugs, recreational and prescribed, that you are taking. Many times, depression has its solution in therapy, and not just a prescription ...Read more

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What are the side effects of unbalanced hormones in teen years?

What are the side effects of unbalanced hormones in teen years?

Mood swings: Is the most obvious as ire irregular periods, severe dysmenorrhea (bad cramps and painful periods). The #1 treatment for me that I have repeated success in balancing hormones is acupuncture and chinese medicine. Consult a practitioner in your area. ...Read more

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What are the effects of testosterone intake on behavior?

What are the effects of testosterone intake on behavior?

Depends . . .: Testosterone supplementation may or may not affect one's behavior depending upon baseline T level & behavior. For instance, in someone w/laboratory demonstrated hypogonadism who is also depressed, T replacement therapy may improve mood. However, in someone who is not hypogonadal but rather using TRT for performance enhancement w/o MD supervision, excess T level may lead to "'roid rage", irritabili ...Read more

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What are the side effects of cyber-bullying on the bully?

What are the side effects of cyber-bullying on the bully?

Not sure: Because bullys often have little remorse, i don't know about side effects. It is an interesting and a little bit of a confusing question. The southern poverty law center offers great material as part of their teaching tolerance movement. ...Read more