Sedative dependence: Introduction
An addiction to sedative medications. The addiction occurs when a sedative is taken over a long period of time. Sedatives are drugs which slow down the body's functions and are often used to treat anxiety or sleeping problems. Barbiturates and benzodiazepines are the two main groups of sedatives. Most people have physical and psychological reactions if the try to stop taking sedatives. Sedative withdrawal is usually a long-term process and suddenly stopping the drug can in rare cases be life-threatening. ...more »
Symptoms of Sedative dependence
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Treatments for Sedative dependence
- 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. Usually utilises a slow tapering dose with a long acting agent such as diazepam and may take weeks to months
- Drug counselling
- Psychotherapy - Cognitive Behavioural therapy, supportive therapy, analytical orientated therapy
- Group therapy
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Sedative dependence: Deaths
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Causes of Sedative dependence
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Misdiagnosis and Sedative 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 sudden inability to speak.
This was initially misdiagnosed as a...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 disease,
it...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 the condition has usually been
overlooked...read more »
Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder)
often fails to be...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...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...read more »
Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression)
may also have undiagnosed anxiety...read more »
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