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Is Brain Damage Reversible
Depends.: If you were taking stimulants to get high rather than to treat add/adhd, then you will experience anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, hyperactivity . The symptoms are dose dependent and the duration that you've taken the medications. Some people may experience psychotic symptoms like paranoia . The symptoms resolved when stopped. ...Read more
Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more
Can high doses of prescribed Ritalin (methylphenidate) (110mg) cause brain damage? Memory loss? Apathy? Is this reversible?
110 mg IS a lot: The maximum approved dose of methylphenidate/Ritalin is 60 mg/day so all the side effect data is based on this dosing. High doses raise concern for abuse causing a picture similar to cocaine abuse. High doses would be expected to cause disorientation, hallucinations, confusion more than memory loss and apathy. Close medical supervision to reduce dosage is needed. This is a dangerous situation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Just started celexa. Is it true that ssri can cause brain damage? Also, are side effects (drowsiness, low libido) reversible?
Generally small: Accidents do happen, but you would be more likely to get a concussion playing football or soccer. Since judo does not involve strikes or kicks to the head, it is pretty safe in that regard. The first thing you learn is how to fall without hitting the back of your head. I took judo for close to 20 yrs without a single head injury - but if you play rough, the risk increases just like other sports ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe: By enduring pain, i assume you're referring to what we call chronic pain. There are studies that suggest differences in brain anatomy & function in those suffering from chronic pain. However, this association does not prove causation since we don't have before & after tests. But it's certainly worrisome. We do have studies demonstrating brain vs body effects, eg narcotics decr testosterone levels. ...Read more