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Doctor insights on: What Part Of The Brain Is Involved In Planning And Impulse Control

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Jin Packard Dr. Packard
Emergency Medicine
3 years in practice
New York Medical College
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What part of the brain is involved in planning and impulse control?

What part of the brain is involved in planning and impulse control?

Frontal lobe: Recent studies, and the case of phineas gage in 1848, show frontal lobe is important in controlling overall impulsivity. But, patients with temporal lobe epilepsy can also be impulsive. Overall chemical levels, such as testosterone and serotonin, can also be linked to mood disturbances with impulsive component. Lastly, genetics also plays a factor. Still many unknowns.

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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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What part of the brain controls communication?

What part of the brain controls communication?

Anatomical thots: Expressive speech from Broca's area, receptive speech from Wernicke's, and these are connected by arcuous fasciculus.

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Dr. Olav Jaren Dr. Jaren
Neurology
15 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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How can you strengthen the part of the brain that controls language so that it's easier to learn new languages?

How can you strengthen the part of the brain that controls language so that it's easier to learn new languages?

Learning langauges: One thing that helps to learn languages is to practice. Your brain may use multiple areas to learn a language. Different areas help you read, write, listen to and speak. If you use them all it should help with your language learning.

Dr. Bernard Seif Dr. Seif
Clinical Psychology
36 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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What makes us feel guilt? What part of the brain controls this emotion?

What makes us feel guilt? What part of the brain controls this emotion?

"Normal guilt": Includes those times when we know we are making choices that vary from our value system. "neurotic guilt" is excessive and we feel guilty over too many things. Please reflect or speak w/a friend to determine your situation and see a mental health professional if the latter. Peace and good health. Your situation is more common than you may think. Live in the now as best you can. Wayne Dwyer.

Dr. Andrew Reeves Dr. Reeves
Neurology
26 years in practice
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc Dr. Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
State Medical University N Testemitanu of Republic of Moldova
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Is there a part of the brain that controls blood pressure?

Is there a part of the brain that controls blood pressure?

No: There is no certain brain part that controls blood pressure. Blood pressure control is multifacet mechanism but is primarily regulated by so called "baroreceptors" in the vessel wall. Those receptors are able to detect the degree of the vessel wall stretch and react to it accordingly. This triggers a whole cascade of other mechanisms of BP regulation.

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Dr. Ali Seifi Dr. Seifi
Critical Care
21 years in practice
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Can a stroke affect the part of the brain which controls our breathing? If so, can it be fatal? Thanks.

Can a stroke affect the part of the brain which controls our breathing? If so, can it be fatal? Thanks.

Yes: It depends on the location of stroke. Usually if stroke is in the brain stem (medula), can cause respiratory difficulty which could be fatal. Injury to this center may lead to center respiratory failure, which necessitates mechanical ventilation; usually the prognosis is grave.

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Dr. Roxanne Lewis Dr. Lewis
Clinical Psychology
years in practice
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Which part of the brain has/controls the serotonin and dopamine neurons in the body?

Which part of the brain has/controls the serotonin and dopamine neurons in the body?

Well-many: This is a complex question, and the answer is many. The number of receptors for both of these are throughout the brain and body and are controlled by different biochemical processes which trigger excretion, secretion, reuptake, and distribution. There are different types of serotonin and dopamine receptors throughout the systems.

Dr. Darren Gitelman Dr. Gitelman
Neurology
32 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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What part of your brain controls your smile?

What part of your brain controls your smile?

2 types of control: Smile is controlled by regions related to voluntary movement and by emotional areas of the brain. Thus we can smile when told to do so, but we also smile (almost involuntarily) when happy, and the latter often seems more natural.

Dr. Ernest Bordini Dr. Bordini
Clinical Psychology
28 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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What part of your brain controls your head movement?

What part of your brain controls your head movement?

Lots: Sounds like a simple question but it is not. Some of it depends on what kind of movements. Not just one area. Movements of the tongue and other parts of the face are often assessed in cranial nerve examination, but motor strip areas, subcortical areas, and cerebellar play a part.

Dr. Greg Hinson Dr. Hinson
Family Medicine
23 years in practice
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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Can you please tell me the name for the posterior part of the frontal lobe (radiologist report) and what it controls. Thank you.

Can you please tell me the name for the posterior part of the frontal lobe (radiologist report) and what it controls. Thank you.

Movement: The back of the frontal lobe is where your premotor and primary motor cortex is. This is where the brain takes over control of your muscles from your spinal cord and where your brain plans out complex moves, without thinking, such as a tennis shot.

Dr. Lawrence Smith Dr. Smith
Clinical Psychology
26 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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Can drug use help impulse control?

Can drug use help impulse control?

What do you mean?: Prescribed medications have been shown to decrease some forms of impulse-control problems. Drug use or abuse (as in without a prescription) has not been scientifically demonstrated to help impulse control. It's not recommended.

Dr. Carla Enriquez Dr. Enriquez
Pediatrics
46 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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What are some symptoms of impulse control disorder?

What are some symptoms of impulse control disorder?

Hmmm? ADHD: Impulsivity is doing or saying things without thinking. This might be physical, emotional or intellectual. Interrupting someone in conversation, jumping to conclusions, a child running into a street without looking, cutting someone off in conversation to finish their thought. These are typical impulse control problems. Spending without thinking, sexual encounters done randomly - again impulsivity.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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How can I tell my mum that I think I have an impulse control disorder?

How can I tell my mum that I think I have an impulse control disorder?

Candidly: I am assuming that you are a minor (says 47 on question). Be prepared to share the symptoms that you are experiencing. If a minor - ask your parent (s) to arrange for evaluation by a psychologist, your pediatrician or a child psychiatrist Take care.

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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I have impulse control disorder -- what's the treatment for this?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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I have impulse control disorder -- what's the treatment for this?

Impulse control: Pharmacological treatment includes serotonin agents such as prozac (fluoxetine). Psychosocial tx involves cognitive behavior therapy such as systematic desensitization & psychoeducation, exposure with response prevention. Also treating comorbid conditions such as OCD & substance abuse.

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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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How do you overcome an impulse control disorder? Does it come back easily?

How do you overcome an impulse control disorder? Does it come back easily?

Impulse: Psychotherapy & sometimes medications. Need to learn to stop-think-act which improves your impulses and helps you respond better.

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook Dr. Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics
37 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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Could you give me advice on how to handle impulse control issues?

Could you give me advice on how to handle impulse control issues?

Count to 10: And make arrangements to work with a cognitive behavioral therapist to learn techniques to redirect your impulses. Exercise. Do not carry cash with you. When in a store, tell yourself you will buy "it" tomorrow when you have the impulse to buy something. It may seem silly but it helps to sit on your hands to keep from interrupting others. When you are about to say something, say hmmm. First.

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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How are impulse control disorders treated now?

How are impulse control disorders treated now?

Impulse: Psychotherapy & sometimes medications. Need to learn to stop-think-act which improves your impulses and helps you respond better.