Heroin dependence: Introduction
Heroin dependence: The physical and psychological dependence to the recreational drug heroin.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Heroin dependence is available below.
Symptoms of Heroin dependence
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symptoms of Heroin dependence
Treatments for Heroin dependence
- Brief dynamic therapy, Cognitive behavioural therapy, Motivational therapy, Addiction treatment programs, Counselling, Methadone - relieves 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 such as methadone, buprenorphine, naltrexone, clonidine and lofexidine
- Drug counselling
- Psychotherapy - Cognitive Behavioural therapy, supportive therapy, analytical orientated therapy
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Home Diagnostic Testing
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Heroin dependence: Related Patient Stories
Heroin dependence: Deaths
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Heroin dependence: Complications
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Causes of Heroin dependence
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Disease Topics Related To Heroin dependence
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Heroin dependence: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Heroin dependence
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...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,
such as a stroke or Alzheimer's...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...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...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...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...read more »
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Heroin dependence: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Hospitals & Clinics: Heroin dependence
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Heroin dependence: Rare Types
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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Heroin dependence
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Research about Heroin dependence
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Clinical Trials for Heroin dependence
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and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.
Some of the clinical trials listed on ClinicalTrials.gov for Heroin dependence include:
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Clinical Trials for Heroin dependence
Statistics for Heroin dependence
Heroin dependence: Broader Related Topics
Types of Heroin dependence
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Definitions of Heroin dependence:
A narcotic analgesic that may be habit-forming. It is a controlled substance (opium derivative) listed in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21 Parts 329.1, 1308.11 (1987). Sale is forbidden in the United States by Federal statute. (Merck Index, 11th ed)
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