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How are cerebrum and cerebellum structures similar?

How are cerebrum and cerebellum structures similar?

Brain anatomy: Within the skull there is a thick membrane called the tentorium which partially separates the cavity into two main sections. The cerebellum is the brain tissue below the tentorium and the cerebrum is all the brain tissue above the tentorium The two are connected via the brainstem. ...Read more

Cerebellum (Definition)

An area in the back of the brain that helps coordinate movement, speech, and eye movements. It has connections to the frontal lobes also and may play a role in helping you ...Read more


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Do antipsychotics cause permanent or long term changes in brain structure or chemistry? Feel like I lost a lot of my old self and I can't get it back

Do antipsychotics cause permanent or long term changes in brain structure or chemistry? Feel like I lost a lot of my old self and I can't get it back

Maybe, maybe not: The effect depends on the antipsychotic. Sometimes the changes are beneficial. The changes that you are seeing in yourself could be due to medication but could also be due to the condition that the antipsychotic is treating. It is important to discuss these concerns with your physician and not assume that it is the medication causing the problem. ...Read more

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What is the difference in brain structure of someone with a memory loss disorder?

What is the difference in brain structure of someone with a memory loss disorder?

It depends: It really depends on the reason for the memory loss. Different pathologies have different brain structure changes. And some people with the same diagnosis (i.e., vascular dementia) might have different areas of their brain affected. ...Read more

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Whats the brain structure like for a person with normal memory loss vs a memory loss disorder?

Whats the brain structure like for a person with normal memory loss vs a memory loss disorder?

Atrophy: Various areas of the brain will shrink, or atrophy, with progressive memory disorders, and the patterns can assist with clinical diagnosis. Although normal aging is associated with gradual atrophy, this is far less than alzheimer's. Atrophy, either focal or diffuse, can be present in younger patients following a brain injury, or multiple sclerosis. ...Read more

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Is it true that methylphenidate can cause changes in the brain like neurons structure after long term use (years)?

Is it true that methylphenidate can cause changes in the brain like neurons structure after long term use (years)?

Not in monkeys: There is no data yet that convincingly show long-term problems with methylphenidate. In fact one study done in monkeys specifically showed no change in brain structure on pet scan. The ultimate study of course remains to be done on humans. I think that it's safe to say that the basic science research looks very good but the final studies in human beings still need to be carried out. So far however there was no signal that long-term structural changes are occurring. Hopefully will find this reassuring and helpful. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can depression and ptsd change your brain structure and cause neurological problems later in life? I am 33 and have been on meds & therapy for 5 yrs.

Can depression and ptsd change your brain structure and cause neurological problems later in life? I am 33 and have been on meds & therapy for 5 yrs.

Brain changes: Ptsd can cause significant changes in brain physiology. The amygdala (fight or flight) becomes over -active. The frontal cortex forgets to monitor the amygdala- so there is more impulsive behavior the hippocampus forgets to do it's job laying down new memories and retrieving old ones. Neurotransmitters are out of wack. Early and aggressive treatment is important for optimal outcomes in tx. ...Read more

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Cerebrum vs cerebellum - which rules, what is responsible for the balance?

Cerebrum vs cerebellum - which rules, what is responsible for the balance?

Cerebellum: Is coordination and balance a simplistic way of thinking of it. ...Read more

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What is the substance in mary jane that makes you forget stuff or has some similar effect on your brain?

What is the substance in mary jane that makes you forget stuff or has some similar effect on your brain?

THC: Mary jane is another common term for thc(marijuana). It is not good to use thc - its like frying your brain in a pan, . ...Read more

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Can a fmri give similar information as a spect scan of the brain?

Can a fmri give similar information as a spect scan of the brain?

Yes: And with better anatomic resolution and no radiation. Less available and more expensive though. ...Read more

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Are ruptured brain anuerysms pretty similar to strokes?

Are ruptured brain anuerysms pretty similar to strokes?

Yes: Aneurysm rupture causes bleeding in the brain which is a subtype of hemorrhagic (bleeding) stroke. There is another type of stroke which is called ischemic. It happens when blood supply to the brain gets cut off. ...Read more

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What causes similar symptoms to brain damage?

What causes similar symptoms to brain damage?

Damage?: Do you mean damage from physical trauma? Many things can cause similar symptoms. Medications are probablly the most common cause of altered mental status, poor cognition, and problems with coordination or motor function. But dietary imbalances, dementia (alzheimer's type), previous infarcts or even brain tumors can cause similar sypmtoms. ...Read more

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Mild Pain in centre of my chest that feels like a freeze similar to brain freeze. Lasts 10 sec and goes then comes back. 42 yr f with norm stress test?

Mild Pain in centre of my chest that feels like a freeze similar to brain freeze. Lasts 10 sec and goes then comes back. 42 yr f with norm stress test?

An odd pain: not sure what that could be - maybe heartburn? - but a discomfort that fleeting wouldn't be heart related so rest easy in that regard. ...Read more

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I have a weird cold feeling in my head. Both sides near the temples and behind my eyes. Similar to a mini brain freeze that won't go away?

I have a weird cold feeling in my head. Both sides near the temples and behind my eyes. Similar to a mini brain freeze that won't go away?

Ice cream headache: Do you take a lot of ice cream or frozen beverages? If so, try to cut back on it to see if the symptoms resolve. If not, pl get checked by your doctor for an ENT exam for a proper assessment and treatment as needed. Feel better! ...Read more

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A stroke may also be referred to as a brain attack. In what ways is it similar to a heart attack?

A stroke may also be referred to as a brain attack. In what ways is it similar to a heart attack?

Similar cause: A stroke is an interruption in blood flow to a part of the brain usually caused by either an embolic event or blood clot or a bleed or hemorrhage in the brain. In the end the damage caused may be permanent and severe causing loss of function like inability to use an arm, leg or speech. A heart attack is caused by interruption of blood to heart muscle by arteries diseased by atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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Smoking obviously damages the brain, but does second hand smoke have similar results?

Smoking obviously damages the brain, but does second hand smoke have similar results?

Likely: But it would depend on the total quantity of second-hand smoke exposure and one's genetic susceptibility, just like smoking itself. However the brain is not the most affected target, the lung is. ...Read more

Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more