Tranquilizer addiction: Introduction
Tranquilizer addiction: An uncontrollable desire to use tranquilizers on a regular basis. Tranquilizers are often prescribed for the treatment of anxiety and 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 Tranquilizer addiction is available below.
Symptoms of Tranquilizer 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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Treatments for Tranquilizer 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
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Tranquilizer addiction: Complications
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Causes of Tranquilizer addiction
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Tranquilizer addiction: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Tranquilizer addiction
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in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults.
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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...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.
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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 disorders).
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