Sleeping pill addiction
Sleeping pill addiction: Introduction
Sleeping pill addiction: An uncontrollable desire to use sleeping pills on a regular basis. Sleeping pills 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 Sleeping pill addiction is available below.
Symptoms of Sleeping pill addiction
- Uncontrollable craving for tranquilizers
- Obsessive thoughts about tranquilizers
- Secrecy about use of tranquilizers
- Excessive amount of money spend on obtaining tranquilizers
- Loss of appetite
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symptoms of Sleeping pill addiction
Treatments for Sleeping pill 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. 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
- more treatments...»
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Home Diagnostic Testing
Home medical testing related to Sleeping pill addiction:
- Child Behavior: Home Testing
- Mental Health (Adults): Home Testing
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Sleeping pill addiction: Complications
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Causes of Sleeping pill addiction
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Sleeping pill addiction: Undiagnosed Conditions
Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:
Misdiagnosis and Sleeping pill addiction
Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who
had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness
because...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 »
RLS sleep disorder causing night-time leg sensations often misdiagnosed: A common but relatively unknown
sleep-related disorder called Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is often misdiagnosed.
The typical symptoms are night-time tingling,...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...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 help from...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 misdiagnosis of depression or ...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...read more »
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Sleeping pill addiction: Research Doctors & Specialists
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- Sleep/Insomnia Health Specialists:
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Hospitals & Clinics: Sleeping pill addiction
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Sleeping pill addiction: Rare Types
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