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Solvent abuse

Solvent abuse: Introduction

Solvent abuse: Solvent abuse is the use of various inhalants for the purpose of achieving a "high". They are often used as a cheap, readily available alternative to street drugs but they can cause serious damage to the body. Solvents include nail polish removers, paint thinners, gasoline, typing correction fluid and toxic markers. These solvents can be abused by sniffing them, spraying directly into the mouth, heating them and then inhaling them or injecting them directly into the body. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Solvent abuse is available below.

Symptoms of Solvent abuse

Treatments for Solvent abuse

  • Self-help programs, Behavioral therapy, Support group, Counselling, Medications - may be used to treat symptoms such as depression and seizures
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Home Diagnostic Testing

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Solvent abuse: Complications

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Causes of Solvent abuse

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Solvent abuse: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Solvent abuse

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Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be undiagnosed in teenagers. The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause more »

Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression) may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see symptoms more »

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Solvent abuse: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Solvent abuse

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Definitions of Solvent abuse:

A group of organic liquid compounds that are used for extracting, dissolving, or suspending other water insoluble compounds. (NCI) - (Source - Diseases Database)

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More information about Solvent abuse

  1. Solvent abuse: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications

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