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Chemical addiction

Chemical addiction: Introduction

An addiction to a variety of substances such as painkillers and heroin. The addiction is usually a result of the abuse or excessive, unnecessary use of the substance. Addicts cannot function properly unless they consume the substance and withdrawal can be very difficulty and even fatal in some cases. ...more »

Symptoms of Chemical addiction

  • Uncontrollable craving for a particular chemical - usually a drug
  • Obsessive thoughts about a particular chemical - usually a drug
  • Secrecy about use of a particular chemical - usually a drug
  • Excessive amount of money spend on obtaining a particular chemical - usually a drug
  • Loss of appetite
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Chemical addiction

  • Brief dynamic therapy, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Motivational therapy, Addiction treatment programs, Counseling, Medications to relieve withdrawal symptoms
  • Recognition of the problem by the patient coupled with a desire for change
  • Detoxification and management of withdrawal symptoms - as an outpatient or inpatient depending on individual patient factors. May involve use of medications to manage withdrawal symptoms.
  • Drug counseling
  • Psychotherapy - Cognitive Behavioral therapy, supportive therapy, analytical orientated therapy.
  • more treatments...»

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Chemical addiction: Deaths

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Types of Chemical addiction

Chemical addiction: Complications

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Causes of Chemical addiction

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Chemical addiction: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Chemical addiction

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden inability to speak...read more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions...read more »

ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults. Some adults can remain undiagnosed, and indeed...read more »

Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder) often fails to be diagnosed correctly by primary care physicians. Many patients with...read more »

Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with an eating disorder is female. The result is that men with eating disorders often fail to be diagnosed or have a delayed...read more »

Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be undiagnosed in teenagers. The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe medical depression to be overlooked. See misdiagnosis of depression or symptoms of...read more »

Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression) may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see symptoms of anxiety disorders). Failure to diagnose these anxiety disorders...read more »

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Chemical addiction: Rare Types

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