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Doctor insights on: What Are Two Physical Changes That Take Place In The Teen Brain

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How does addiction affect the teen brain?

How does addiction affect the teen brain?

Addiction: That depends on the substances abused, length of time using them, amounts used, tolerance, genetic susceptibility, general health. The list of substances is indeed endless.

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Can stress, being nervous, being worried, be harmful to your brain and change you mentally and physically?

Can stress, being nervous, being worried, be harmful to your brain and change you mentally and physically?

Yes!: Yes- directly and indirectly. Stress can cause increased heart rate and blood pressure. It can impact your diet and sleep as well as your relationships. It can distract you and put you in danger whether in your everyday actions or even driving a car. It can lead to dangerous actions such as drugs and alcohol. There are also subtle interactions with your body and health. Get help. Treatment Works.

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How long does it take for a person's brain to stop being hyped up after physical exercise?

How long does it take for a person's brain to stop being hyped up after physical exercise?

Once hormones....: The time it takes for adrenalin, norepinephrine, and Dopamine levels to normalize. The absolute time is exercise intensity dependent!

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I have had a brain lesion for two years now and the mris haven't change much so should I see a neruosirgeon for it to rule out nerulogy promblems.

I have had a brain lesion for two years now and the mris haven't change much so should I see a neruosirgeon for it to rule out nerulogy promblems.

Can't Tell: What does your neurologist advise? What sort of, "lesion" do you have? Your neurologist would be the best source of advice on this issue. By the way, are you aware that you seem to have listed your name under, "conditions"?

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It is possibile that the stimulation of the striatum in the brain (with porn) can cause headaches or change me physically?

It is possibile that the stimulation of the striatum in the brain (with porn) can cause headaches or change me physically?

Clearly you are: Extremely worried about this as you have written in repeatedly. I don't think any of our responses are reducing your anxiety about head pain associated with pornography and masturbation. I would encourage you to see your primary care medical provider for assessment.

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Doctors do not know of all the ways SSRI's mess with the changes occurring in a teen's brain? So why give them to teens? Do doctors just don't care?

Doctors do not know of all the ways SSRI's mess with the changes occurring in a teen's brain? So why give them to teens? Do doctors just don't care?

A fact of life...: Nobody knows all the ways any medication, supplement, or food item can affect a person. That's because it is impossible in life to know "all the ways". Doctors (and people in general) make decisions based on what is known or what is likely. So, if a patient has a higher chance of getting better and living a decent life with SSRI's than without SSRI's, then the wise choice is to try the SSRI's.

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I have a demyelinating brain disease confirmed by mri. What precautions or life changes should I take?

I have a demyelinating brain disease confirmed by mri. What precautions or life changes should I take?

Minimize stresses: So sorry to hear that as such conditions can be very difficult and scary, as well as devastating. However, some can also not progress, or even stabilize. Avoid as many stresses in your life as you can. This includes tobacco, alcohol and drugs, as well as social stress. Avoid dehydration. Get plenty of restful sleep, stay fit. Stay hopeful. Enjoy your life, personal and professional as + attitude helps.

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A 24yr old girl from india, hav brain tumour almost above 8 months. Is der any possibility of changes in her physical apprnce. I didn't find any til nw?

A 24yr old girl from india, hav brain tumour almost above 8 months. Is der any possibility of changes in her physical apprnce. I didn't find any til nw?

Not usually: Brain tumors are confined by the skull, and so it is not often you will see a physical manifestation of the tumor. However, as it grows, motor and sensory changes can be seen: weakness, limping, inability to move part of the body, changes in sensation, tingling, etc. Headaches are common as are visual and hearing changes. All of this also depends on the tumor type: which only a biopsy can provide.

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Had a brain concussion two months ago (in hospital for 12 days). Still some bppv; not much headache. Can I take long flight + an overseas trip please?

Yes: At this time, your pretty much off the hook for any dangerous complications. High altitudes can affect your vertigo if your going somewhere like denver, but planes are pressurized and are safe.

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I take Prozac (20 mg/day) and ritalin (methylphenidate) (40 mg/day). Could longterm intake reduce my intelligence? I am very worried about changes in my brain chemistry

I take Prozac (20 mg/day) and ritalin (methylphenidate) (40 mg/day). Could longterm intake reduce my intelligence? I am very worried about changes in my brain chemistry

Brain changes: You would not lose intelligence from being on these medications. However, untreated depression and adhd would make it harder to perform well in school or in work. Ssri's may even evoke some positive brain changes -- such as increased neurogenesis in the hippocampus and overall neuron repair. Http://tinyurl. Com/d6b5s8c.

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How long does it usually take to get over a brain injury and 2 brain surgeries? The father of my child was struck in the head and had to have two brain surgeries and I wanted to know how long before they take him out of the medical induced coma and how lo

Talk to MD: This is often a case where they will be following the scans of the brain before they make a decision. The best course is to get a frank and open discussion between the family and the doctors. If you have questions you need to seek answers. Good luck.

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Should my dad be driving after having seizure and taking keppra (levetiracetam) my dad is77 he recently had two brain seizures the neurologist put him on keppra (levetiracetam) I don think he should be driving but they didn't take his license away

Should my dad be driving after having seizure and taking keppra (levetiracetam) my dad is77 he recently had two brain seizures the neurologist put him on keppra (levetiracetam) I don think he should be driving but they didn't take his license away

This: This can be a legal issue. Different states have different laws regarding permission to drive following seizures. Most states require the patient to be seizure-free on medication for six months before permission to drive is restored. I don't know what the requirement is in pennsylvania. Also, in some states the physician is expected to notify dmv. Dmv then notifies the driver. The only exceptions I have made is if the patient has only nocturnal seizures or possibly if there is focal onset or aura that allow the driver to pull over and stop safely. The decision is individually based. I hope your father considers the danger to himself and others if he has a seizure while driving. I agree with dr. Fowler that you and your father should discuss this issue before someone gets hurt. Good luck.

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Would 2 head CT scans within only two or three months of each other at my age I'm 17 cause brain cancer and how long would it take to develop?

Would 2 head CT scans within only two or three months of each other at my age I'm 17 cause brain cancer and how long would it take to develop?

Do not worry: While there is radiation exposure with CT scans, two head CTs are not going to give you brain cancer. You can do more for your health by refraining from tobacco and alcohol than worrying about these CTs.

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Feeling brain fog and derealization, dizzy, stopped wellbutrin (bupropion) two weeks ago. Took for anxiety, took citalopram before, can I take citalopram again?

Feeling brain fog and derealization, dizzy, stopped wellbutrin (bupropion) two weeks ago. Took for anxiety, took citalopram before, can I take citalopram again?

Citalopram is a good: Choice for anxiety disorder. If you responded and tolerated it before you may experience the same. Discuss with prescriber to review past and current symptoms and med experience. Employ anxiety management strategies, reduce stress, develop relaxation/self-calming measures. The following is a good place to review: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/anxiety/basics/definition/con-20026282

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I have a question regarding radiation brain, although I have only received RAI. Since my total thyroidectomy and radioiodine treatment two years ago, I feel as if my brain is mush. Brain fog, short-term memory loss, inability to focus/take in new informat

I have a question regarding radiation brain, although I have only received RAI. Since my total thyroidectomy and radioiodine treatment two years ago, I feel as if my brain is mush. Brain fog, short-term memory loss, inability to focus/take in new informat

Check your levels: Have your ENT or Endocrinologist check your thyroid levels, etc - they may be the culprit. It's a common complaint: https://www. Inspire. Com/groups/thyca-thyroid-cancer-survivors-association/discussion/memory-loss-after-thyroidectomy/ When you achieve the proper level (or as close as possible) I expect you'll feel these troubles minimize or go away. Best!