Prescribed medication addiction
Prescribed medication addiction: Introduction
Prescribed medication addiction: An uncontrollable desire to use prescribed medication in a manner or frequency not prescribed. Drugs such as painkillers are prescribed to treat such things as pain but patients may become physically dependent on the drug and continue to obsessively use it even after the condition it was prescribed for has resolved. 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 Prescribed medication addiction is available below.
Symptoms of Prescribed medication addiction
- Uncontrollable craving for prescribed medications
- Obsessive thoughts about prescribed medications
- Secrecy about use of prescribed medications
- Excessive amount of money spend on obtaining prescribed medications
- Loss of appetite
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symptoms of Prescribed medication addiction
Treatments for Prescribed medication addiction
- Cognitive behavioural therapy, Motivational therapy, Addiction treatment programs, Counselling
- Specific treatment depends on the specific drug that is being abused, but treatments include:
- Recognition of the problem by the patient and prescriber, coupled with a desire for change
- Detoxification and management of withdrawal symptoms - as an outpatient or inpatient depending on individual patient factors
- Drug counselling
- more treatments...»
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Home Diagnostic Testing
Home medical testing related to Prescribed medication addiction:
- Child Behavior: Home Testing
- Mental Health (Adults): Home Testing
Wrongly Diagnosed with Prescribed medication addiction?
Prescribed medication addiction: Complications
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Causes of Prescribed medication addiction
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Prescribed medication addiction: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Prescribed medication 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...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 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.
See misdiagnosis of eating disorders or ...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...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...read more »
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Prescribed medication addiction: Rare Types
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Types of Prescribed medication addiction
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