Pain killer addiction
Pain killer addiction: Introduction
Pain killer addiction: An uncontrollable desire to use pain-relieving medication on a regular basis. Pain killers are often prescribed for the treatment of sleeping problems but chronic use can lead to dependence on the drug. Frequent use leads to an increased tolerance to the drug so higher and higher doses are required to achieve the desired euphoric feeling.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Pain killer addiction is available below.
Symptoms of Pain killer addiction
- Uncontrollable craving for pain killers
- Obsessive thoughts about pain killers
- Secrecy about use of pain killers
- Excessive amount of money spend on obtaining pain killers
- Loss of appetite
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symptoms of Pain killer addiction
Treatments for Pain killer addiction
- Cognitive behavioural therapy, Motivational therapy, Addiction treatment programs, Counselling
- 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
- Drug counselling
- Psychotherapy - Cognitive Behavioural therapy, supportive therapy, analytical orientated therapy
- more treatments...»
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Home Diagnostic Testing
Home medical testing related to Pain killer addiction:
- Child Behavior: Home Testing
- Mental Health (Adults): Home Testing
Wrongly Diagnosed with Pain killer addiction?
Pain killer addiction: Complications
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Causes of Pain killer addiction
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Pain killer addiction: Undiagnosed Conditions
Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:
Misdiagnosis and Pain killer addiction
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a patient to show mental decline to dementia.
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particularly at night, is a classic sign of undiagnosed diabetes.
However, there are also various other causes.
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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 the condition has usually been...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 bipolar seek...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 diagnosis.
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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.
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Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression)
may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see symptoms of anxiety...read more »
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Pain killer addiction: Research Doctors & Specialists
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- Pain Specialists:
- Arthritis & Joint Health Specialists (Rheumatology):
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Hospitals & Clinics: Pain killer addiction
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Pain killer addiction: Rare Types
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