Neurological Effects of Illicit Drugs (Part 4)

Recreational Drugs and Their Neurological Consequences as originally seen in The Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry Today we have the fourth and final installment in the series with the above article. In this post, we’ll start with the hallucinogens and then continue on with organic solvents and performance enhancing drugs. So, we’re going to … Continue reading Neurological Effects of Illicit Drugs (Part 4)

Neurological Effects of Illicit Drugs (Part 3)

Recreational Drugs and Their Neurological Consequences as originally seen in The Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry This is part 3 of a series with the above article. Today we’ll be covering the sedative class of drugs. The sedatives include: heroin, other opiates and barbiturates are the main subclasses. We’ll discuss heroin and opiates first. … Continue reading Neurological Effects of Illicit Drugs (Part 3)

Neurological Effects of Illicit Drugs (Part 2)

Recreational Drugs and Their Neurological Consequences as originally seen in The Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry This is part 2 of a series on the above article. In this post, we will begin looking at the stimulant class of drugs. Stimulants include: cocaine/crack, amphetamines; 3,4-metylene (amphetamine substitute); Ecstasy, ephedrine (famously in weight loss drugs), … Continue reading Neurological Effects of Illicit Drugs (Part 2)

Neurological Effects of Illicit Drugs: Part 1

Recreational Drugs and Their Neurological Consequences as originally seen in The Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry Before we delve in, a little background information. Every now and again, I’ll pick up a client that has secondary diagnosis of drug abuse in conjunction with whatever neurologic condition I’m treating. I’ve noticed a pattern that these … Continue reading Neurological Effects of Illicit Drugs: Part 1

Cultural Cognition: How Language Effects the Way You Think and Protects Your Brain

When I first started learning Spanish, my teacher went around the room and asked each of us why we wanted to learn Spanish. My cheeky response has always been that I wanted to be able to tell the Spanish speaking telemarketers that called my house, “Please, take me off your call list. Thank you.” Which … Continue reading Cultural Cognition: How Language Effects the Way You Think and Protects Your Brain