Please NUMBER, post the question and answer in your initial post.
Pick 1-2 questions FROM EACH CHAPTER below to answer in your initial post:
Shapiro Ch. 14: Psychopharmacology, recreational drugs, tolerance, and sensitization
Are e-cigarettes a safer alternative to tobacco cigarettes? Why or why not? Should there be regulations about marketing e-cigarettes to kids?
Why are alcohol and tobacco products legal if they have the potential of being dangerous and even deadly?
There is evidence that some big pharmaceutical companies misrepresented the potential problems of prescription opioid painkillers to increase their profits. What steps could be taken in the future to keep this from happening again?
What are the good and bad outcomes of decriminalizing all drugs?
Should recreational marijuana be made legal in all states? Should there be age restrictions on the legal availability of marijuana? Explain.
Should the moral hazard problem be considered when making naloxone more readily available? Explain.
Would you like to receive training and carry naloxone? Why or why not? Would you be part of a contact network on a smartphone app such as OD Help?
Shapiro Ch. 15: Addiction, developmental disorders, and affective disorders
In what ways are the disorders discussed in this chapter stigmatized in society? What would be ways to reduce these stigmas?
Are there some advantages in relation to neuropsychiatric disorders for individuals or society? For example, there have been some great scientists, inventors, and artists with depression, bipolar disorder, and autism. Or do you think that the link between mental illness and creativity is exaggerated? Explain.
Should researchers continue testing psychedelics and other illegal drugs for their possible role in the treatment of depression, PTSD, substance abuse, or anxiety? Why or why not? What do you think are potential problems with these lines of research?
Do you have a phobia that you are willing to discuss? Does your phobia have a name (see http://phobialist.com/)? How do you think you developed this phobia?
Shapiro Ch. 16: Other neuropsychiatric disorders, brain injuries, and brain pathologies
Are there differences between the way people with neuropsychiatric disorders are treated in our society compared to people with other medical problems such as heart disease or cancer? What promotes these differences, and how should things change in the future? Explain.
What changes in treatment for neuropsychiatric disorder might we see in the next 30 years? What forms of treatment provided today do you think you need the most improvement, and why?
use critical thinking in this posts. Use evidence from credible and reliable sources online to provide support for your opinions. Use APA format to cite them at the end of your post if you do so.
WATCH these BEFORE you answer all questions 3-6 below:
CTE Study Finds Evidence of Brain Disease in 110 Out of 111 Former NFL Players: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/sports/large-report-finds-evidence-brain-disease-most-former-football-players-n786386
Why Helmets Don’t Prevent Concussion–and What Might (15:57): https://www.ted.com/talks/david_camarillo_why_helmets_don_t_prevent_concussions_and_what_might
How a Simple Bump Can Cause an Insidious Brain Injury (8:45): https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/01/06/462138708/how-a-simple-bump-can-cause-an-insidious-brain-injury
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). This website has great interactive features and videos about head trauma. https://tbi.cemmlibrary.org/
The Cost of War: Traumatic Brain Injury by the Washington Post: This website has short podcasts, videos, and interactive features about head trauma experienced by soldiers and its relationship to post-traumatic brain disorders. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/metro/traumatic-brain-injury/#/brain/
3. Should full-contact football be banned for children under age 17? Is there any age when full-contact football should be banned? What about other sports like boxing, hockey or soccer? Explain.
4. What rules could be in place for sports that would make head injuries less prevalent? What rules should be in place regarding the number of hits in football or any sport about playing time?
5. The Podcast, Intelligence Squared, had a debate with the proposition: http://intelligencesquaredus.org/debates/past-debates/item/589-ban-college-football. Do you agree or disagree with the proposition? Explain.
6. Is the concern about concussions in sports overblown? Explain.