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Heroin dependence

Heroin dependence: Introduction

Heroin dependence: The physical and psychological dependence to the recreational drug heroin. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Heroin dependence is available below.

Symptoms of Heroin dependence

Treatments for Heroin dependence

  • Brief dynamic therapy, Cognitive behavioural therapy, Motivational therapy, Addiction treatment programs, Counselling, Methadone - relieves withdrawal symptoms
  • 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. May involve use of medications such as methadone, buprenorphine, naltrexone, clonidine and lofexidine
  • Drug counselling
  • Psychotherapy - Cognitive Behavioural therapy, supportive therapy, analytical orientated therapy
  • more treatments...»

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Heroin dependence?

Heroin dependence: Related Patient Stories

Heroin dependence: Deaths

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Heroin dependence: Complications

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Causes of Heroin dependence

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Disease Topics Related To Heroin dependence

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Heroin dependence: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:

Misdiagnosis and Heroin 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 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' 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. 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. 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 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 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 more »

Heroin dependence: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Heroin dependence

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Heroin dependence: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Heroin dependence

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Research about Heroin dependence

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Clinical Trials for Heroin dependence

The US based website lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

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Statistics for Heroin dependence

Heroin dependence: Broader Related Topics

Heroin dependence Message Boards

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Definitions of Heroin dependence:

A narcotic analgesic that may be habit-forming. It is a controlled substance (opium derivative) listed in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21 Parts 329.1, 1308.11 (1987). Sale is forbidden in the United States by Federal statute. (Merck Index, 11th ed) - (Source - Diseases Database)


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