“Attention-deficit drugs increase concentration in the short term, which is why they work so well for college students cramming for exams. But when given to children over long periods of time, they neither improve school achievement nor reduce behavior problems. The drugs can also have serious side effects... Many parents who take their children off the drugs find that behavior worsens, which most likely confirms their belief that the drugs work. But the behavior worsens because the children's bodies have become adapted [because the drugs are habit-forming] to the drug. Adults may have similar reactions if they suddenly cut back on coffee, or stop smoking.”
Alterations in the flow of blood within the brain (hemorrhages), changes in the cerebrospinal fluid (infections) and brain tissue (cancer, swelling) are conditions under which surgeons need to consider neurosurgery. The various types of brain cancer that require craniotomy are as follows: gliomas, lymphomas, pituitary tumor, medulloblastoma, schwannoma, secondary tumor, chordomas etc. Head injuries such as concussions, scalp wounds, contusions, hemorrhages or fracture of the skull due to accidents also require brain surgery. Strokes can lead to potentially fatal brain injury and the same is true when the blood flow increases, which can lead to the rupture of small vessels in the brain.
For individuals who struggle with a personality disorder, it may feel as though this mental health issue has become you, or that there is little that can be done to change this. However, nothing could be further from the truth. With the right tools and resources, you can work through any underlying issues that may have influenced the development of a personality disorder and reclaim your life. While your personality disorder may have isolated you from loved ones, caused you to lose your job, or prevented you from pursuing something you once felt passionate about, it no longer needs to have control of your life. By realizing that you are not alone and that resources are available to help you, you can take the first step in reaching out for care today. A personality disorder treatment center can provide the tools and resources you need to recover and heal from any situation you may have endured .