The Cause Of Learning Decline In High School Students In Grade 3 After Reading Pornography Stories?
Hello doctor, I’m a high school student. Initially I was presented with ordinary stories in the reading application. Eventually I found ‘unusual’ stories or not at my age. I continued to read it out of curiosity and addiction. My achievements in school made it into the top 3 in class. But nowadays I’m experiencing a decline in value, I often get bad grades. Is that brain damage due to pornography / I stressed by studying? If so, how do I deal with problems with my brain? Thank you in advance, 😊
Consumption of pornography does have psychological (mind) and biological (body) effects. This is caused by the production of dopamine (a chemical-carrying compound that plays a role in pleasure) by the body in excess when someone sees / experiences something pleasant which in this case is consuming pornography.
This dopamine compound plays a role in the reward system (gift) of the brain, this compound also causes euphoria or happiness when achieving something. The production of dopamine in very large quantities such as when consuming pornography and in a long time can cause changes to the reward system in the brain, the following changes can occur due to this:
Changes when responding to something, especially positive things
The sensitivity of dopamine is reduced, it takes dopamine in the same or greater amount to achieve satisfaction / pleasure
Not excited, excited or lost interest
In this case you should stop consuming pornography completely (cold turkey method) to avoid worsening conditions. If needed, you can also consult directly with a mental health specialist to get further treatment that suits your conditions and needs.
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