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What are symptoms of brain damage from stimulant use? Is it reversible

What are symptoms of brain damage from stimulant use? Is it 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

Dr. Vasu Brown
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Brain Damage (Definition)

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


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Can high doses of prescribed Ritalin (methylphenidate) (110mg) cause brain damage? Memory loss? Apathy? Is this reversible?

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 more

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Just started celexa. Is it true that ssri can cause brain damage? Also, are side effects (drowsiness, low libido) reversible?

Just started celexa. Is it true that ssri can cause brain damage? Also, are side effects (drowsiness, low libido) reversible?

No: Celexa can not cause brain damage!!! Side effects are reversible. Sometimes you need time for adjustment to new medications. Discuss this with you doctor. Please, do not panic . ...Read more

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Does weed cause brain damage?

Does weed cause brain damage?

Define brain damage: Marijuana use can lead to addiction and dependance and many experts consider these to be a form of "brain damage". There is strong evidence that prolonged use can lead to cognitive impairment which may be irreversible. ...Read more

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Brain damage from ecstasy use?

Brain damage from ecstasy use?

Possibly: The drugs that stimulate especially methamphetamines but also nmda (ecstacy) and ghb can cause permanent brain injury. I personally have seen several cases. ...Read more

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Afraid of brain damage from judo?

Afraid of brain damage from judo?

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 more

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Could it be that I have brain damage?

Could it be that I have brain damage?

Depends on symptoms: Whether or not you have brain damage depends on what your symptoms might be. Speak to your doctor or have a consultation with a neurologist. ...Read more

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Do all kids with brain damage have cp?

Do all kids with brain damage have cp?

No: Only those children whose brain injury occured under age 3, and is stable (ie not progressing) and affects their ability to control movement qualify for a diagnosis of cp. ...Read more

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Is enduring pain causing brain damage?

Is enduring pain causing brain damage?

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

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Which brain damage can solvents cause?

Which brain damage can solvents cause?

Many: It depends on the solvent but, neurons can be easily injured by potent chemicals. Sense of smell, touch, balance and sight might become altered. ...Read more

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What will cause term baby brain damage?

What will cause term baby brain damage?

Many R unexplained: Results from > 50, 000 pregnancies reported in the late 70's (nelson et al.)showed > 50% of cerebral palsy cases had normal pregnancy, labor& delivery. Infants are born with true knots in the cord & many have loops of cord tight about the neck. Some have hx of maternal infection, drug exposures etc. Contrary to the lunch tv adds, most are not caused by drs. ...Read more

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Is there a way to reverse brain damage?

Is there a way to reverse brain damage?

It depends: On the cause, usually most brain injries can be improved with intensive therapy. This is not an easy questions to answer without more details. ...Read more

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What happens when you have brain damage?

What happens when you have brain damage?

Family practice : It depends on cause and how severe. Often, through therapy, your brain can learn to compensate. It can take time, hard work but with dermination I have seen miraculous recoveries ...Read more

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Is sex safe for people with brain damage?

Is sex safe for people with brain damage?

Probably: safe from a physical standpoint, but depending on the level of brain damage, there are ethical considerations, such as the ability to consent. "Brain damage" can be very minor and cause no or minimal cognitive impairment, or it can be severe enough to render someone incapable of making an informed decision or understanding their actions. ...Read more

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Can topiramite have lasting brain damage?

Topiramate: Topiramate can cause a number of side effects but they are not permanent. ...Read more

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Does brain damage get worse as time goes on?

Does brain damage get worse as time goes on?

Extent more apparent: If the question relates to how & when children begin to show evidence of brain injury it is a matter of changing expectations & emerging deficiencies. The adult with a brain injury has an established baseline & injury is immediately apparent.If an infant suffered injury to nerves, it may not become apparent until the kid doesn't walk, talk etc. Not worse, just more apparent as they age. ...Read more

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Why does eyesight worsen after brain damage?

Why does eyesight worsen after brain damage?

The visual signal : travels from the eye to the occipital lobe. This visual tract transverse through the brain finally reaching the posterior portion (back) of the brain. Any interruption in this pathway results in a deficit in vision. ...Read more

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Can brain damage make you lose your appetite?

Can brain damage make you lose your appetite?

Yes, it can: Brain trauma depending on which lobe in the brain affected, can cause anorexia or loss of appetite. ...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

Dr. William Singer
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Brain Injury (Definition)

damage to, or loss of, brain tissue due to various etiologies such ...Read more