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How Does Alcohol Interrupt Sleep And Can Alcohol Cause People To Hallucinate
Gaba and glutamate: Sleep is affected by dysregulation of gaba and glutamate receptors, in a person who is withdrawing glutamate is reactivated. Glutamate is excitatory which yields to hallucinations etc thru not only glutamate but other receptors as well . Downregluation of gaba also affects the sleep cycle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can prolonged alcohol abuse lead to schizophrenia and delusions, even when they haven't had much to drink?
Don´t Drink. Simple: Drinking and driving? Seriously?Get a more detailed answer ›
Alcholism: There is evidence that some people inherit a genetic structure that makes them prone to alcholism. If alcholism exists in your family your chances, if you drink, are increased versus someone who has no alcholism in their family tree. High tolerance or the aha feeling upon initially drinking often indicates you may have the genetic makeup. There are many expert books on alcholism available. ...Read more
Support: You need to find ways to support yourself. Many people find groups like alcoholics anonymous to be helpful to stay sober in even the most difficult social situations. Understanding yourself and your drinking will help you know how not to drink. Consider therapy for yourself as well. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more
Addictive Disease: Dr. Nora volkow, head of the natl. Institute for drug abuse describes an addiction as a: brain disease, which causes a person to engage in a behaviors which may lead to dire consequences, the person knows that, but continues the behaviors. It is possible to be addicted to food, gambling, sex, drug or alcohol. Chronic alcohol abuse can adversely affect every organ in the body except kidneys. ...Read more
Depends on person: Although this is individual, generally after about 36-40 hours of wake, humans begin to lose control of thought processes. Our bodies generally protect against this and cause us to fall asleep unintensionally. Chronic sleep deprivation that is more common is on more subtle level and causes more issues with generalized anxiety and depression symptoms rather than frank psychosis. ...Read more
Alcohol can lessen: The symptoms of ocd temporarily but when they come back they may be even stronger. Also, alcohol interacts w/medication, which can be dangerous. Better to avoid alcohol and learn some techniques for stress management and ocd from a mental health professional. The very best to you. Sparkling water or just water w/lemon or lime is refreshing. ...Read more
Can stress and lack of sleep cause brain cells to die and as a result MS someday? Any non-prescription meds to help stay asleep?
Ref: Time magazine: I think you'll find your answers best addressed by a well-researched recent article in Time magazine about sleep disorders, nightmares, and post-traumatic stress. I recommend after reviewing the article that you ask your physician to direct you to the local sleep medicine specialist who can provide diagnostic and therapeutic options. ...Read more
Yes it can: Drinking alcohol affects all the cells of your body, including the ones in your brain. Especially after a time of "binge" drinking, they withdraw from the alcohol and respond with symptoms like anxiety. Mood changes like depression can happen too. Overall, it's very destabilizing for your entire system. ...Read more
Alcohol: Depends upon how much you drink. Whether you have other liver or mental issues or work around toxins etc. It varies. Too much too long, several years, can do it. ...Read more
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