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Doctor insights on: The Effect Of Alcohol On A Persons Mental Abilities

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Alcohol consumption before caused that my cognitive abilities are worse and I cant really think abstract stuff, feels like my life is just a movie?

Alcohol consumption before caused that  my cognitive abilities are worse and I cant really think abstract stuff, feels like my life is just a movie?

Your use is NOT: moderate, at age 18. All psychoactive drugs, but alcohol and marijuana in particular, do more harm to the developing brain. In particular, people with pre-existing psychiatric problems may have those worsened by alcohol use. It sounds like you are developing some dissociation or derealization with alcohol. Please talk to your doctor and perhaps get a referral to a psychologist or psychiatrist. ...Read more

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How does long term alcohol or drug use cause mental retardation?

How does long term alcohol or drug use cause mental retardation?

Not quite the same: The term mental retardation is an old term that refers to brain problems present at birth or in early development. Alcohol and drug use can and do cause a loss of cognitive function in adults. Alcohol kills brain cells; some drugs deplete certain neurotransmitters. ...Read more

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How will alcohol effect your mental, emotional and social health?

How will alcohol effect your mental, emotional and social health?

One possible: Effect from excessive alcohol use is a depressive syndrome. It looks identical to major depression & may take 3 or more months to life after one stops ingesting alcohol. ...Read more

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How can abstaining from alcohol improve your mental health status?

Alcohol & Depression: Long term use of alcohol is associated with depression. Over time, it can deplete serotonin, thus, while you may feel good with that initial "buzz," coming down can take you back to that same sad place you started from, leading you to a vicious cycle of trying to chase away the blues. Staying away can help you get a good nights rest, replenish neurotransmitters and help you see more clearly later ...Read more

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How long does it take for alcohol to cause big problems both mentally and physically?

How long does it take for alcohol to cause big problems both mentally and physically?

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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How does alcohol abuse affect community? Mentally and physically!

Depends: On the number of alcoholics in that community and whether it is associated with violence such as child or wife abuse. It is a deadly illness for anyone and very difficult to treat. ...Read more

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Which mental illnesses can long-term alcohol abuse cause or increase the risk of?

Which mental illnesses can long-term alcohol abuse cause or increase the risk of?

Memory problems: Long term alcohol abuse can cause something called amnestic syndrome as part of a condition called wernicke-korsokoff syndrome. With such a condition, a person's short term memory is greatly diminished and in severe cases, non-existent. One can imagine the problems not being able to remember any new information can cause. An individual with such a problem can forget all new information. ...Read more

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Are drug-alcohol addictions a diagnosed mental illness? Is it a way of life that may involve disorders?

Are drug-alcohol addictions a diagnosed mental illness? Is it a way of life that may involve disorders?

Addiction+ diagnosis: Addiction to substances of all kinds are listed in a section of the diagnostic & statistical manual (dsm). However, addictions to alcohol and other drugs are actually a metabolic disorder wherein the brain does not process alcohol or other mood altering substances in a normal way. ...Read more

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