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Marijuana Effects On Mind And Body
What exercises can I do to increase my mind focus? I used to smoke marijuana at a young age, would you recommend getting an evaluation done?
Yes: If you feel you are having difficulty with focus and /or attention, find out if this is real or perceived. Get an evaluation. Go to your primary care physician or a mental health professional. ...Read more
I had marijuana once and i had a bad trip. After that day I have always in my mind those feelings.Now i even fear of alcohol. What to do?
No need to use these: No herb or medicine is equally good for everyone; most feel good when using marijuana but it makes some anxious; it's also possible what you had was adultered/contaminated as a really bad marijuana experience is uncommon. But you never need to use it again. Alcohol may not cause anything like that but in excess isn't good for anyone.You could try a single serving to see how it feels or just avoid. ...Read more
I´m 16years old and i used to smoke marihuana(3months)once a week now I have depression and psychotic state of mind.Is there any chance for recovery?
Please stop MJ: Please stop smoking marijuana. I don't know how long ago "used to smoke" means, but frequent use means it will remain in your system for months now -- creating prolonged effects. If you're having psychotic and depressive symptoms, please talk with your parents so you can get help. This help is available with your doctor. Addiction medicine doctors & psychiatrists too. Don't do this alone! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many effects: Marijuana distorts perceptions, impairs coordination, thinking, problem solving, learning, and memory. Can trigger acute psychotic reaction along with onset or relapse of schizophrenia in vulnerable individuals. Increases heart rate a lot; one source showed smokers almost 5 times as likely to have heart attack in 1st hour. Mj irritates lungs & has more carcinogens than regular cigarettes. & more. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends : This would depend on the age of the smoker and the amount/ duration smoked. Exposure during adolescence is of great concern as there are multiple harmful impacts including increased risk of psychosis and other mental health disorders, increased risk of other illicit drug use, increased risk of school dropout and educational underachievement as well as increased risk of motor vehicle accidents. ...Read more
Many: Long term mj use can lead to schizophrenia in susceptible individuals. Diminished iq has been documented in long term studies of mj users. Disruption of pituitary function has been discussed. Fetal damage and increased rates of prematurity are documented. Long term inhalation of any burned substance increases emphysema and lung cancer risk. Short term isn't any better either. Best to stop using. ...Read more
Many complex effects: Marijuana has a wide range of effects & this varies from person to person. There are also many strains, some more stimulating & some more sedating. It can be calming, ease muscle tension, stimulate appetite, relieve nausea & aid sleep but may impair memory & concentration. Marijuana contains over 100 different medically active compounds & we are still learning what they do.See my comments for links. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does marijuana actually do to your body, as in long and short term side effects, that I can explain to my 18 year old nephew who will not quit?
Marijuana: In the short-term, mj can cause feeling of euphoria and increased appetite, which are not necessarily bad things. But it can impair your ability to perform tasks requiring concentration like driving a car, make you sleepy with red eyes, reduced social inhibition and reduced short-term memory or anxiety. Long-term side effects include infertility due to reduced libido and low testosterone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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