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Effects Of Peer Pressure On Teenagers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
BP control: The goal of BP treatment is good BP control. ...Read more
What are the medical effects of smoking moderate amounts of marijuana while taking bystolic (nebivolol)?
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are there data on the average increase in blood pressure associated with the use of effexor (venlafaxine)?
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
What are the possible effects of longterm aspirin use on obese subjects? I heard there were various beneficial effects.
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
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
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