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Doctor insights on: What Are Psychological And Physical Dependency Of The Drug Psilocybin

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Can you tell me about alcohol promotes physical and psychological dependence?

Can you tell me about alcohol promotes physical and psychological dependence?

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

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Can the mental health effects of inhalants affect psychological dependence?

Can the mental health effects of inhalants affect psychological dependence?

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

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Which addiction is more difficult to deal with: mental or psychological dependence?

Which addiction is more difficult to deal with: mental or psychological dependence?

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 more

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Could psilocybin raise or lower the level of serotonin?

Could psilocybin raise or lower the level of serotonin?

See below: Psilocin has a high affinity for the 5-HT2A serotonin receptor in the brain, where it mimics the effects of serotonin. ...Read more

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Is there a movement to make psilocybin mushrooms legal again?

Is there a movement to make psilocybin mushrooms legal again?

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 more

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Does psilocybin raise or lower the level of serotonin? Please, need some answers?

Does psilocybin raise or lower the level of serotonin? Please, need some answers?

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

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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

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Could you have an allergic reaction from psilocybin mushrooms if you are allergic to mold?

Could you have an allergic reaction from psilocybin mushrooms if you are allergic to mold?

Yes.: But not necessarily because you are allergic to mold. If you are an allergic individual, you can develope allergy to a new substance at any time. Since mushrooms are a fungus, being allergic to mild might be an added risk, but there is no scientific evidence. ...Read more

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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

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I'm prescribed Gabapentin for nerve pain. Would any of these be dangerous for me to also take? Psilocybin mushrooms MDMA (150 mg) Klonopin (.25mg)

I'm prescribed Gabapentin for nerve pain. Would any of these be dangerous for me to also take? 
Psilocybin mushrooms
MDMA (150 mg)
Klonopin (.25mg)

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

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Can psilocybin or lysergic acid diethylamide induce serotonin syndrome when combined with sertraline?

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

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Is physical dependence the same as drug addiction?

Is physical dependence the same as drug addiction?

No: People being treated by prescription can become dependent but not addicted. ...Read more

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Is drug abuse and excessive drinking a psychological or physical problem?

Is drug abuse and excessive drinking a  psychological or physical problem?

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 more

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Can Nortriptyline 50mg cause physical dependency?

Can Nortriptyline 50mg cause physical dependency?

Extremely unlikely.: Abrupt discontinuation should always be avoided, however, 50mg is a rather low dose and is unlikely to result in withdrawal symptoms if suddenly stopped. It is still recommended to slowly taper to zero rather that just quit taking it altogether. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the medical uses for vicodin and is there a physical dependency on it?

I was wondering what are the medical uses for vicodin and is there a physical dependency on it?

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

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Can I take Calritin (Loratadine tablets) every day to fix allergies? Is there a physical dependency risk?

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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

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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?

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

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I have struggled with depression for the last 15 years. I have also developed a dependency on drugs /alcohol. What pills help compulsive disorders?

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 more

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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?

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