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Asked in Parenting and Children
Why is early childhood considered the most important period of brain development?
Because the brain in an infant-toddler is brand new and developing at the fastest rate it will ever develop. A child's brain grasps ideas and new thoughts better than it will as the child ages. The brain of a child continues growing and developing and isn't fully developed until early twenties. Another reason for staying away from drugs, cigarettes and alcohol during the early years of our lives.
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Asked in Alcoholism
What major effect does alcohol have on a teens brain?
The human brain continues to grow and develop connections until the early 20's. Drinking by teens can prevent the neural connections from forming normally, and cause neurological problems. In addition, exposure of the developing brain to alcohol is thought to be a major factor in the development of addiction.
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Asked in Science, Alcohol Content
What does small amounts of alcohol do to the body?
From the first sip, alcohol is absorbed into the bloodstream and reaches the brain which deteriorates further the more you drink. Cognitive abilities that are acquired later in life, such as conduct and behaviour, are the first to go. Early on you will experience mild euphoria and loss of inhibition, as alcohol impairs regions of the brain controlling behaviour and emotion. Most vulnerable are the brain cells associated with memory, attention, sleep and coordination.
Asked in Biology
What is an organism called in the early stages of its development?
Asked in Health, Alcoholism, Medication and Drugs
What are good alternative to using drugs and alcohol as a solution for the problems of teenagers?
Asked in Men's Health, Alcoholism, Antidepressants
What happens if you drink alcohol early?
Your brain isn't fully developed until you are in your early to mid 20s. Studies have shown that early alcohol consumption can negatively affect the developing brain. Teens who drink have a significantly higher chance of having memory and concentration difficulties, the result of having smaller hippocampi which are the parts of the brain that are most important for learning and memory. Chronic alcoholism can result in a condition called Korsakoffs syndrome, which results in complete memory loss, personality change, seizures and death. For teens who are genetically predisposed to epilepsy, drinking can bring on seizures. Early onset drinking also predicts alcohol dependence later in life. Overall, the earlier you start drinking, the more problems you will have.
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Child Health
Why are Adolescents at a greater risk of experiencing long-term consequences from drinking?
The human brain continues to develop until a person is in their twenties. Therefore, adolescent alcohol consumption can have a profound effect on mental development. In addition, there is a risk of accidental death or injury due to alcohol to consumption to body mass index. Patterns of behaviors from early alcohol consumption include poor school performance, bad personal relationships and long term addiction.
Asked in Health, Medication and Drugs, Illegal Drugs
In which year drugs was started?
your question is confusing, if you mean when did humans start using drugs, the answer is hard to trace. Humans have been using drugs since our existence. Early civilizations certainly had alcohol, but the Mayans had cocaine, Aztecs had salvia, Native Americans had Peyote. We learned how to use drugs by watching certain animals such as elephants, that also consume drugs. If you mean when did the war on drugs begin, that was basically only in this century.
Asked in Century - 1800s
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Asked in Fetal Development
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Asked in Pregnancy, Babies
Can retarded babies be cured before they are born?
Down's Syndrome is a genetic condition, and cannot be cured by any currently known methods, either before or after birth. Typically, cognitive development issues can be managed as the child grows later. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome affects brain development at a very early stage, and cannot be reversed by any known treatment. Treatment primarily consists of behavioral therapy in childhood.