Teens and Drugs Abuse

“The average age of marijuana addiction is 23 in India and 13 in Bangalore” This is because the thirst and the thrill of trying new things is the bitter truth behind most of the teen’s drug abuse habit which becomes an addiction in future. In a hawk eye view- Regular marijuana use can cause a […]

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy f...

A study compared CBT to other psychological interventions found it to be more effective with other therapies and techniques examined. Also, mental health professionals have restated over years about CBT and medications to have been demonstrated as effective treatment methods for schizophrenia.   Cognitive-behavioral therapy for schizophrenia provides an additional treatment option for residual symptoms, […]

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Yes! Am a Schizophrenic so wha...

“If there is a survivor who conquered the everlasting nightmare of schizophrenia definitely he/she capable of waving his victory flag in all the unfortunate events in the life.” Hello, am Raj. A thriving and lucrative writer in a private organization and a fruitful survivor of schizophrenia. Whenever people meet me, they will bring a common […]

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Prescription Drug Addiction

Prescription drugs are only for the reason the doctor intended. Those are the drugs which are used for the medical purpose and most often as painkillers, anti-depressants, and sleeping pills. However, if those drugs are taken for a prolonged period or beyond the prescribed time then there a high risk of becoming dependents on them […]

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Schizophrenia Symptoms

Schizophrenia is not to be ignored! Do you know people affected with schizophrenia tend to become so suspicious that they go the extent of believing that medications can cause them harm?   It is estimated that 50 percent of the people can lead normal lives with schizophrenia, while 50 % need family or a medical […]

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Genes May Also Affect Severity of Drug Addiction a New Case Study

Treatment for drug addiction is affected by a person’s genetic makeup and the duration of substance abuse.

A research team found that drug addicts who have a certain genetic makeup have lower gray matter density — and therefore fewer neurons — in areas of the brain that are important for decision-making, self-control, learning and memory.

This research shows that genes can influence the severity of addiction. ” The results suggest that addicted individuals with low MAOA [monoamine oxidase A] genotype may need a different kind of treatment than other addicted individuals who carry the high MAOA genotype.”

However, addiction treatment professionals and others who manage addicted individuals, such as probation officers and judges, should be informed of these and other new findings in the neurobiology of drug addiction.

The study, which included 40 men addicted to cocaine and 42 non-addicted men, also found that the longer someone abuses cocaine, alcohol and cigarettes, the lower the amount of gray matter in frontal areas of the brain (responsible for decision-making and self-control) and the hippocampus (responsible for learning and memory).

The finding, suggests that ending drug use may help protect people against such brain changes.

Only males were part of this study, and therefore it is important for future studies to examine these genetic and brain effects in females as well. Also, further studies will have to be done to track these gene-brain behavior patterns throughout a life span that influence the volume of the brain’s neurons.

 

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