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Diagnostic Tests for Drug abuse

Diagnostic Test list for Drug abuse:

The list of diagnostic tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of Drug abuse includes:

  • Physical examination
    • Examine for evidence of drug use - e.g. needle "track" marks, discolored fingers from smoking marijuana or cigarettes.
    • General state of health
    • Physical examination looking for any ill-effects from drug abuse e.g. tender liver
  • Mental state examination
    • Level of consciousness and orientation - e.g. alert and responsive, drowsy, "nodding off'.
    • General appearance - e.g. cleanliness, body odor, unkempt, unshaved, malnourished, posture.
    • General behavior - e.g. reaction to medical staff and family members, abnormal movements.
    • Speech - e.g. incoherent, incomprehensible, confused, rapid.
    • Mood - e.g. depressed , anxious, euphoric.
    • Thought content - e.g. suicidal ideation, preoccupations, ruminations, abnormal beliefs.
    • Evidence of hallucinations
    • Attention and concentration
    • Assess short term memory
    • Assess insight into problem with drug abuse
  • Blood tests (if indicated)

Home Diagnostic Testing

These home medical tests may be relevant to Drug abuse causes:

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Drug abuse:

The following list of conditions have 'Drug abuse' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Drug abuse:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Drug abuse' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.

 

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