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The Effect Of Alcohol On A Persons Mental Abilities
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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