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What Are Psychological And Physical Dependency Of The Drug Psilocybin
Alcohol is a: Physiologically addictive substance. How quickly some1 becomes dependent on it varies from person 2 person. The younger you are when you experiment with alcohol and the smaller you are physically, the easier it is to become addicted i.e., dependent on it. Some people are more likely 2 become addicted if alcoholism runs in their family. There are both physiological and psychological reasons 4 this. ...Read more
What do you mean?: Can you rephrase the question? What mental health effects? What aspect of psychological dependency? Someone will be happy to help. Best wishes. ...Read more
The same: Mental or psychological dependence are essentially the same. You might mean physiological rather than psychological. Physiological involves bodily functions to include heart rate, blood pressure, shakiness, and other changes. When people are physiologically dependent, they may feel those bodily changes without a clear psychological/mental need/addiction. Addiction relates to mental/psychological. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, though small: "Movement" may be too strong a word but a growing number of researchers, practitioners & patients believe psylocybin, LSD, MDMA & other psychedelics should be legalized for prescription use given the large body of research on the powerful therapeutic benefits achievable by proper use of these medicines. One organization at the forefront of this movement is MAPS: http://www.maps.org/about/mission ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neither: Psilocybin is a naturally occurring serotonin agonist meaning it activates serotonin receptors. Unlike prescription SSRIs, which keep serotonin active once it's released, psilocybin directly activates receptors for 3-6 hours before being metabolized. It is not an antidepressant. Illicit use of psilocybin has significant risks including panic or psychotic episodes. It's also illegal. ...Read more
Are there actually documented pages about people developing schizophrenia right after taking psilocybin mushrooms?
Yes, but rare: Psylocibin and lsd can trigger acute psychotic-like episodes but fortunately cases of ongoing schizophrenia afterwards are quite rare. Most authorities believe that those who have schizophrenia triggered by hallucinogens were predisposed to it and likely would have developed it anyway, but no one knows for sure.See http://www.Psychforums.Com/schizotypal-personality/topic26065.Html and my comment:. ...Read more
Need expert advice. What health risks can be attributed to unadulterated lsd (acid), psilocybin (mushrooms), or mdma (ecstasy)?
Death: These are very dangerous drugs and you can die from them or end up a vegetable. I have seen family members whose loved ones are institutionalized for life following a one time party drug experience. It is not worth risking your life or that of friends experimenting with them. ...Read more
I'm prescribed Gabapentin for nerve pain. Would any of these be dangerous for me to also take?
MDMA (150 mg)
MDMA is never pure: & never safe for anybody. Hallucinogenic 'shrooms are good if you want to be admitted to a psychiatric hospital for a psychotic break, unless you kill yourself first by jumping off a roof because you think you can fly. Gabapentin increases the half-life, plasma concentration, sedative & CNS depressant effects of Clonazepam. Adding alcohol would be very dangerous see your psychiatrist ASAP. ...Read more
Can psilocybin or lysergic acid diethylamide induce serotonin syndrome when combined with sertraline?
Russian Roulette.: There have been no actual studies done on this for obvious reasons. I can say a couple of things that may be useful though. Given your medical history, it would be very ill advised to use either LSD or Psilocybin containing substances. Both are known to precipitate severe anxiety in those even without a history of panic disorder. They are illegal, and street drugs are often spiked with other drugs. ...Read more
No: People being treated by prescription can become dependent but not addicted. ...Read more
Both: There is a genetic component according to c.Robert cloninger's studies of scandanavian twins adopted at birth, but he noted that majority of the etiology is "non-specific". 12 steps are best treatment strategy developed so far. If you have trouble with the spiritual aspect, try holotropic breathwork first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain Relief: Vicodin is used for pain relief only. If used for a chronic period of time, usually greater than 2-3 months on a regular basis you will develop a physical dependency on that medication. This means if you discontinue this medication, it will result in a withdrawal syndrome that last for up to 2-3 weeks. ...Read more
Can I take Calritin (Loratadine tablets) every day to fix allergies? Is there a physical dependency risk?
No dependency: But if you do need it every day for a long-term better get evaluated by your doctor who might refer you to an allergist ...Read more
If you take one dose of Xanax (alprazolam) every other day, or every 2 days, will physical dependency occur? Or will skipping 1-2 days prevent dependency?
Will not occur: Physical dependency to most sedative-hypnotic drugs, including alprazolam and alcohol, usually requires either very high dose use on a binge basis, or regular use of the medication multiple times per day for a fixed amount of time (usually at least several weeks). Taking Xanax in a single dose (as long as that is a therapeutic dose), particularly every other day, will not usually cause dependency. ...Read more
I have struggled with depression for the last 15 years. I have also developed a dependency on drugs /alcohol. What pills help compulsive disorders?
SSRI Antidepressants: Ssri & snri antidepressants can help with compulsive anxiety. But stopping alcohol or drugs is deeper than taking a pill. You will need a specific recovery program such as aa and/or na, as well as help from an addiction medicine doctor (some are psychiatrists). Also, a well put-together inpatient rehab program can give you a running start; a dual diagnosis one treats your depression as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I can't stop abusing pres. Drugs. I'd like to see a doc that specializes in chemical dependency, who understands me and give proper meds but i don't know how to find one around here. I feel hopeless?
My child takes chloral hydrae for sleep he has cerebral palsy. Is there concerns with this drug for long term use besides dependency affecting organs?
Yes. 25 mg/kg/day : of Chloral Hydrate given long-term can ^ risk of central sleep apnea from CNS depression, obstructive sleep apnea from respiratory depression, aspiration pneumonia if given on a full stomach, diarrhea & vomiting if not given with a full glass of water, adverse interactions with anti-epileptics like phenobarbital & some other meds, liver & kidney damage, drug dependence, etc. Please see comment. ...Read more
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