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Which area of the brain is usually damaged from stimulant drug abuse?

Which area of the brain is usually damaged from stimulant drug abuse?

Brain damage : Brain can be damaged anywhere if you abuse stimulants. The presentation will vary depending on the location of the damage. High blood pressure caused by stimulants will produce damage leading to stroke if on the motor cortex, in the subcortical white matter, or in the internal capsule. There could be visual damage if the lesion is on the occipital cortex, or aphasia if located in the broca area. ...Read more

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Alcohol Abuse (Definition)

Alcohol abuse is reoccuring use of alcoholic beverages despite their negative consequences. It results in harm to one's health, interpersonal relationships, or ability to work. Often people who abuse alcohol fail to fulfill their responsibilities and can drink in dangerous situations such as when driving, which gets them into legal difficulties. Alcohol abuse can ...Read more


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Can alcoholic drink or physical damage, damage the cerebellum?

Can alcoholic drink or physical damage, damage the cerebellum?

Yes: Actually, this is one of the late side effects of alcoholism. Did you see old alcoholics who walk mornings there legs very carefully, with wide base, slow, not strait? - this is probably is a sign of the cerebellar damage. Some of the neuropsychiatrists believe that cerebellum also"shapes" thinking. ...Read more

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What is the extent of brain atrophy associated with alcohol abusers?

What is the extent of brain atrophy associated with alcohol abusers?

It depends: This depends on the amount of alcohol used, frequency of use, and period of time involved. Also important are other accompanying diseases the alcoholic might have, such as liver dysfunction. Frontal cortex atrophy is frequently seen, and impacts judgment and executive cognitive function. In long term alcohol abuse, one can see cerebellar atrophy also -- leading to uncoordinated movements. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of brain damage caused by alcohol abuse?

What are the most common symptoms of brain damage caused by alcohol abuse?

Many symptoms:: Memory problems, anxiety, depression, visual changes, irritability, cravings, delusions, hallucinations, and loss of balance and control. Do not wait until these symptoms develop. Stop drinking alcohol now. See your physician to get help. ...Read more

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How is the circulatory system affected by tobacco and alcohol?

How is the circulatory system affected by tobacco and alcohol?

Nicotine addiction: Nicotine is a powerful vasoconstrictor. For each cigarette smoked the arteries constrict for about an hour with the result of 50% reduction in blood flow. Nicotine shuts down your circulation. Many with nicotine addiction like its calming effect, which long term leads to ischemic complications like stroke, heart attack, limb loss and sudden death. Hope you can quit. Small amounts red wine okay. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of brain damage from substance abuse?

What are symptoms of brain damage from substance abuse?

Alcohol damage: Heavy drinking results in damage to the cerebral cortex, causing alcohol dementia. Abstract thinking, problem solving, verbal skills, memory, fine and gross motor skills are all effected over time. Personality changes include emotional instability, paranoia, and mood swings. ...Read more

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Can the brain damage from drugs and alcohol be reversed?

Can the brain damage from drugs and alcohol be reversed?

Not really.: Once the brain tissue has been damaged by drugs, it is unfortunately lost for good. ...Read more

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Can brain heal after damage caused by liver failure by alcohol consumption?

Can brain heal after damage caused by liver failure by alcohol consumption?

Complex: Yes, improved function can be achieved, but alcohol must be totally avoided, thiamine supplements are critical, liver function needs to normalize, and both psychological and medical interventions will be required as part of a rehab effort. Eventual outcome may well be unpredictable, but if all of the above can be done, odds of improvement are quite good. ...Read more

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What parts of the brain do lead exposure damage?

What parts of the brain do lead exposure damage?

Frontal/parietal: Region of the brain responsible for inhibition-lending diminished iq, poor academic performance, inability to focus, and increased risk of criminal behaviors. ...Read more

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Hi! can the brain recover from drug and alcohol use, or is the damage permament?

Hi! can the brain recover from drug and alcohol use, or is the damage permament?

Brain Function: Some studies have shown that years of abstaining from Alcohol and Drugs can allow brain regions to return to their original volume and can repair neural connections across different regions. Much of this restoration occurs in the system most adversely affected by chronic drug/etoh use—the frontocerebellar circuitry, which regulates decision making, reasoning and problem solving.It is NEVER TOO Late to stop. BEST WISHES. ...Read more

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What parts of the brain are affected by hypnotism?

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What parts of the brain are affected by hypnotism?

Hypnosis: Studies using MRI showed that in highly susceptible subjects there were increase in brain activity in anterior cingulate gyrus and left side of prefrontal cortex. ...Read more

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Can electrical stimulation of diffrent areas of the brain stop mental disorders?

Can electrical stimulation of diffrent areas of the brain stop mental disorders?

"Stop" = remission: Brian stimulation therapies (bst's) rely on electricity, magnets, or implants applied to the brain to treat depressive disorders and other mental disorders. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is the oldest and most researched of this treatment category. The consortium for research in ECT study, found an 86% remission rate for those with severe depression. There are 3 other promising bst approaches. ...Read more

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Ideas? What part of the brain does lead exposure damage?

Ideas? What part of the brain does lead exposure damage?

Start with this link: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lead-poisoning/basics/definition/con-20035487

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What are the direct dangers to the brain and effect of impairing glutamate, endorphine and GABA functioning with alcohol?

What are the direct dangers to the brain and effect of impairing glutamate, endorphine and GABA functioning with alcohol?

See Below: Chronic abuse of alcohol causes dysregulation of the neurotransmitters, the receptors that these neurotransmitters act on also change. Alcohol is a depressant so the brain tries to balance itself out if chronically exposed, when alcohol is removed, brain cannot adjust back quickly, and is hyperexcited with excess glutamate, decreased gaba and endorphins, thus withdrawal and cravings begin. ...Read more

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Which parts of the brain are affected by ketamine?

Which parts of the brain are affected by ketamine?

Ketamine: Ketamine acts on NMDA receptor )N-Methyl-D-aspartate receptors). They are present throughout the cerebral cortex and are also present in the hippocampus. However, its known that glutamate receptors are diffusely present throughout at least half of all neural tissue. ...Read more

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Which parts of the brain are affected by ketamine?

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Which parts of the brain are affected by ketamine?

Ketamine: is a NMDA receptor antagonist as potential analgesics in the management of chronic pain. It inhibits a neural communication between the thalamus and the cerebral cortex as a general anesthetic agent. Long-term abuse can lead to paranoia, depression and In high doses can cause unconsciousness and death. ...Read more

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Which organ gets most damaged by alcohol?

Your brain, your: Heart, and your liver. So what may be in store are alcohol persistent delusions, alcohol related cardiomyopathy, and cirrhosis of the liver. Why take such a risk? ...Read more

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What happens when neurons die by injury!? Specific neurons in the brain , injury to the central nervous system.

What happens when neurons die by injury!? Specific neurons in the brain , injury to the central nervous system.

In most cases: neurons do not have the ability to regenerate, or have only a limited ability at best. There is significant redundancy and unused capacity with the brain's neural network, so depending on the location and extent of injury, it may be possible to compensate for some degree of neuronal loss due to injury. The damage itself is generally permanent, however. ...Read more

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What kind of disabilities result from a brain damaged by lead?

What kind of disabilities result from a brain damaged by lead?

Several: Usually these are intellctual, i.e. Learning disorders, lower intelligence and behavioral, impulsive, inattentive. If you know someone with these issues, seeing a psychologist to determine the persons strengths and defecits will help in their rehabilitation. Often a psychiatrist is needed for the behvioral issues if the are causing dysfunction. ...Read more

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Alcoholism (Definition)

An addiction to alcohol or mental illness and compulsive behavior ...Read more