Returns The Brain That Has Shrunk Due To Pornography Addiction?
Morning, can the forebrain / pfc damaged or contracted due to pornography addiction be able to recover and return to normal as before?
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. With regard to the brain that shrinks when someone is addicted to porn, this is indeed an issue that has often developed in society, especially through the internet. And although there are indeed many studies that show that the brain gets smaller, especially in the pre-frontal cortex / PFC in those who are addicted (not necessarily porn, but can also be addicted to gambling, internet, online games), more research is still needed to ensure the correlation .
There are still many questions that need to be answered, such as whether an addiction that causes the brain to shrink, or a brain development disorder that causes an addiction. Then the stage to which something is called addiction must also be considered. Not to mention about heredity, environment, age, psychological development, nutrition and so forth that affect the condition of the brain and addiction itself.
But apart from that, the shrinking brain obviously cannot return to normal. And even though the addict's brain is proven not to shrink, addiction still has a bad impact on sufferers, both in their daily activities and social life. Too often masturbation can also make men experience premature ejaculation.
Therefore what we want to convey is that the focus is not to know whether the addict's brain can shrink or not, and if it shrinks whether it can be cured or not. The focus is to avoid the behavior of opiate itself, and if it is addictive, what can be done to escape from the addiction, one of them by consulting yourself with a psychiatrist. Psychiatrists can provide many therapies, ranging from drug administration, behavioral therapy, hypnotherapy, substitution and so on that can be adjusted to the person's condition. So, hopefully answering your question.