Greatest risk of od cns depressants alcohol sedatives

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greatest risk of OD- CNS depressants (alcohol,sedatives, narcotics) most direct physiologicaldamage- alcohol (liver, heart, stomach, bloodpressure) cocaine and other stimulants can affectcardiovascular health and harm nasal membranes.
indirect effects- improper sleep and eating onstimulants, various life effects relating to inhibition.Alcohol has the most diverse effects- and is the onlyone that is legal.44 Describe the health problems associated withmarijuana use. What are the controversies withrespect to these problems? If you are a heavymarijuana user and want to do your best on theexam, how long before the exam should you ceasecannabis use? (pp. 237-238)Marijuana likely increases the risk for pulmonary andrespiratory disease. Impaired driving andcoordination. possible link to psychosis andschizophrenia. Many claims about adverse effectsof marijuana are up for debate- i.e. immunesuppression shown in animals in response tocannabis, but no higher rates of infectious diseasesseen in humans. Modest cognitive impairment seenin cannabis users disappears 3-4 weeks afterquitting.45 Describe the evidence for the adverse health effectsof MDMA. (p. 238)MDMA has been implicated in cases of stroke and heartattack seizures heatstroke and liver damage but itsexact contribution is hard to gauge Givenconvoluting drug use of many subjects. Heavy useappears to be associated with sleep disorders
depression and elevated anxiety and hostility.Studies suggest that former users may have somesubtle Long term effects on cognitive functioningand memory deficits. Other studies have founddecreased performance on laboratory tasksrequiring attention and learning!!!46How much sleep do people need? Can shortnaps improve a person’s performance?How doalcoholand drugs affect sleep? What is therelationship between yawning, snoring, and sleep?What can be done to avoid sleep problems,including insomnia?(pp. 240-242)47 Does everyone dream?Explain. Why do somepeople not remember their dreams? Do dreamsoccur in an instantaneous flash? Do dreams requireinterpretation by experts? Can people learn to alterthe course of their dreams? Can a person die froma dream? (pp. 242-243)Yes, everyone dreams. However, many people do notremember their dreams.48 Freud distinguished between the manifest contentand the latent content of dreams. What are these?(p. 242)
Manifest- actual content of the dream as it appears to thedreamer.latent content- the disguised or hidden meanining of thedream.Comment:According to Freud, the manifestcontentof a dream is the actual content of thedream, as it appears to the dreamer, and the latentcontentof a dream is the disguised or hiddenmeanining of the dream.49 Is alcoholism a disease? What is the nominalfallacy? How is it related to alcoholism? (pp.

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Psychology, B F Skinner, McCann

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