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Will smoking oxycontin cause paranoid schizophrenia?

Will smoking oxycontin cause paranoid schizophrenia?

No: Smoking opiates like heroin or Oxycontin have not been associated with schizophrenia but it clearly means you have a problem with drug abuse and need to seek treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Passer
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Schizophrenia (Definition)

A mental disorder with positive, negative, and cognitive symptoms. A person with positive symptoms loses touch with reality with hallucinations or delusions. Negative symptoms: lack of pleasure; failing to take care of everyday functions; losing motivation; the inability to carry out plans in isolation. Cognitive symptoms could include problems focusing, memory problems or difficulty understanding ...Read more


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Can marijuana cause paranoid schizophrenia?

Can marijuana cause paranoid schizophrenia?

Potentially: If you have family history of thought disorders, such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, or bipolar i disorder with psychotic features, you are at a higher risk than the general population to develop psychosis after smoking marijuana, which may not resolve when you stop smoking. Be careful please. ...Read more

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Can one fully recover from meth psychosis, or will some negative personality traits stay? Long term drug abuser with bipolar in family history.

Can one fully recover from meth psychosis, or will some negative personality traits stay? Long term drug abuser with bipolar in family history.

Drug abuse: With professional help and great personal commitment, it's possible to recover from meth addiction and psychosis. However, pre-existing personality issues and possible bipolar disorder will still need to be addressed. It's not just a matter of stopping the meth -- it was the person's attempt to deal with problems, so new methods will be needed. Ongoing 12 step programs can be essential. ...Read more

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I'm curious about marijuana and depression. Can marijuana cause depression?

I'm curious about marijuana and depression. Can marijuana cause depression?

Some research suggests that marijuana smokers are diagnosed with depression more often than nonsmokers are — particularly regular or heavy marijuana users: However, it doesn't appear that marijuana directly causes depression. It's likely that the genetic, environmental or other factors that trigger depression also lead to marijuana use. Some people with depression may use marijuana as a way to detach from their depressive symptoms. Heavy users may appear depressed as a result of the dulling effects of the drug on feelings and emotions. There also are links between marijuana and other mental health conditions. Marijuana use may trigger schizophrenia or detachment from reality (psychosis) in people who are at higher risk of psychosis. The symptoms of diagnosed psychotic illness may be aggravated if marijuana use continues. There also is some evidence that teenagers who attempt suicide may be more likely to have used marijuana than those who have not made an attempt. As with marijuana use and depression, more research is needed to better understand these associations. The bottom line: Marijuana use and depression accompany each other more often than you might expect by chance, but there's no clear evidence that marijuana directly causes depression. ...Read more

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Smoking cigarettes leads to paranoid behavior, axiety?

Smoking cigarettes leads to paranoid behavior, axiety?

Not usually: Cigarettes do not as a rule lead to paranoid behavior. Unless, you are 14 and smoking in the bathroom "cigarettes" laced with marijuana or other substance is another matter. ...Read more

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I'm on adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) ciprilex, and risperidone. Is smoking marijuana a bad idea? What negative effects will it have? Are they permanent? Honest answers.

I'm on adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) ciprilex, and risperidone. Is smoking marijuana a bad idea? What negative effects will it have? Are they permanent? Honest answers.

Lose benefit of adde: Smoking marijuana will cause you to lose the effect of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Marijuana smoked even once per week has been shown to cause of loss of 5-6 IQ points and cause a brain to be smaller than non users. You are taking a lot of medication. You should speak to your prescriber about the dangers of mixing all of these medications. ...Read more

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Does eating pot brownies lead to early onset schizophrenia?

Does eating pot brownies lead to early onset schizophrenia?

Yes, earlier onset: Research results seem to show that marijuana (pot, mj) can start a person's schizophrenia sooner than if he did not use mj. A person, especially a teenager (maybe because his brain is not fully developed), with a family history of schizophrenia or other psychosis, should know his family history and avoid experimenting with mj or other illegal drugs that might have a similar effect on the brain. ...Read more

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Can smoking marijauana as a teenager actually cause schizophrenia/psychosis?

Can smoking marijauana as a teenager actually cause schizophrenia/psychosis?

Yes: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving. ...Read more

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Can secondhand smoke exposure to marijuana smoke delay thc withdrawal as well as intensify the anxiety im experiencing from quitting.

Can secondhand smoke exposure to marijuana smoke delay thc withdrawal  as well as intensify the anxiety im experiencing from quitting.

Marijuana s/e: Depending on the frequency and extent of exposure to secondhand marijuana smoke, some research suggests you will have some of it's harmful effects. You're getting marijuana into your system by inhaling it secondhand with likely effects based on how you've reacted to it in the past. See: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/285202.php#rate-this-article I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Will suicidal thoughts developed after long term cannabis smoking?

Depression: Many cannabis users will report depression. In some users there is a true depression and in some long term cannabis use "feels" like depression. Suicidal thinking is not uncommon with these two conditions. Get help immediately. ...Read more

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How are tobacco addiction and alcoholism similar tendenceies?

How are tobacco addiction and alcoholism similar tendenceies?

Habits are habits: Addictive behavior has common underpinnings despite the various chemicals, physical or mechanical, or ritualistic, behaviors may initiate them. Areas of the brain are involved similarly regardless of the addicting substance. Dopamine is a prime mediator of addiction. ...Read more

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How does past drug abuse affect symptoms from Schizoaffective disorder and depression?

How does past drug abuse affect symptoms from Schizoaffective disorder and depression?

Depends on patient: Schizoaffective disorder is a mental disorder characterized by abnormal though processes and deregulated emotions. The dx is made with the pt has features of both schizophrenia and a mood disorder like bipolar or depression but does not strictly meet the diagnostic criteria for either alone. The affect of genetics, environmental factors,drugs on the neurobiology of this disorder are complex. ...Read more

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Emotionally disturbed addict. I'm a recovering alcohol, crack, heroin and Valium addict, how to cope?

Emotionally disturbed addict. I'm a recovering alcohol, crack, heroin and Valium addict, how to cope?

You need support: Few people, if anyone, can recover all on their own. There are self-help groups like aa/na and others, formal therapy groups that use cognitive behavioral therapy, individual psychotherapies and family/couples therapies. Work on improving health with diet and exercise, and develop other fulfilling activities and hobbies, religious and/or meditative practices. Treat underlying psychiatric problem. ...Read more

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Can Depakote cause suicidal tendencies in reforming drug addicts?

Can Depakote cause suicidal tendencies in reforming drug addicts?

NO: That is like asking if af bilge pump sunk the titanic. Ok, now that I have your attention, i applaud''the reforming''. Ever taken a look beneath the''reforming drug addicts'' part?Why? Because that is where we need to help. ...Read more

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Bipolar i smoking marijuana since 1997. Cant quit due to withdrawal symptoms?

Bipolar i smoking marijuana since 1997. Cant quit due  to withdrawal symptoms?

Addiction: That is your brain and the disease of addition telling you this. If you cannot stop on your own, then asking your family doctor for help is a great place to start. You very well may need to be in treatment for a bit to get past the withdrawals and to begin to learn how to live clean. It is very much a real possibility and not something that is impossible. I wish you well. ...Read more

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Can anxiety lead to psychosis? I'm terrified of going insane

Can anxiety lead to psychosis? I'm terrified of going insane

It is probable that: your fear of psychosis is an expression of your anxiety. A mental health professional can help you manage your anxiety and it is likely that your situation will improve. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Will I develop Schizophrenia from smoking Weed THC (4%).Sativa strain with THC:CBD being higher.I also have Asperger's syndrome ?

Will I develop Schizophrenia from smoking Weed THC (4%).Sativa strain with THC:CBD being higher.I also have Asperger's syndrome  ?

Maybe: More recent research and annecdotal reports show smorking marijuana to cause schizophrenia type symtoms. Marijuana use in any form will cause significant changes in your brain function. THC is a fat soluble substance and your brain is more than half fat by composition ...Read more

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Dr. Daryl Tanski
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Paranoid Schizophrenia (Definition)

Paranoid schizophrenia is a disorder in which an individual experiences delusions, commonly of persecution by others, real or imagined. This disorder is often accompanied by auditory hallucinations (hearing things that aren't there) as well as other perception disturbances which may affect ...Read more


Paranoid (Definition)

Someone who fears others mean to harm him/her in some way. They may believe or think others are spying on them or plotting to kill them. When the fear is totally irrational and without basis it may be delusional ...Read more