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  1. Drug Abuse - Unusual Presentations | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    Drug Abuse - Unusual Presentations, Myocardial infarction - may be associated with: Cocaine [ 6 ] Cannabis abuse [ 3 ] MDMA [ 9 ] Stroke or transient ischaemic attack (...

  2. Amfetamine Abuse and Intoxication | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    Amfetamine Abuse and Intoxication, An Australian study showed that amfetamine use before the age of 17 was associated with increased risk of a range of other substance abuse, worse p...

  3. Cannabis Use and Abuse | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    Cannabis Use and Abuse, History of substance abuse including alcohol abuse - Sativex® has addictive potential and should be avoided.

  4. Gamma-hydroxybutyrate and Gamma-butyrolactone Abuse | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    Gamma-hydroxybutyrate and Gamma-butyrolactone Abuse, However, its precursors, gamma-butyrolactone (GBL) and 1,4-butanediol (1,4BD), which are metabolised to GHB in vivo and pose similar risks...

  5. Dual Diagnosis (Drug Abuse with Other Psychiatric Conditions) | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    Dual Diagnosis (Drug Abuse with Other Psychiatric Conditions), When differentiating between a primary psychotic and a substance-induced disorder, consider: Did psychosis preced...

  6. Opioid Abuse and Dependence | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    Opioid Abuse and Dependence, Remember that if someone reports opioid abuse, they may also be abusing other drugs. What is opioid dependence? Characteristic features include dru...

  7. Cocaine Addiction and Abuse | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    Cocaine Addiction and Abuse, The person discloses abuse and requests help. Abuse is not disclosed but the presentation is one of a cocaine-related medical problem such as...

  8. Crystal Methamfetamine Drug Abuse | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    Crystal Methamfetamine Drug Abuse, See also separate article Amfetamine Abuse and Intoxication . It is most commonly smoked in its crystal form ('ice') in a pipe or in al...

  9. Safeguarding Children - How to Recognise Abuse or a Child at Risk | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    Safeguarding Children - How to Recognise Abuse or a Child at Risk, Categories of abuse Four categories of child abuse are generally recognised - a child may suffer more t...

  10. Dealing with Poisoning | Condition Leaflet

    Drug poisoning Poisons are substances that can cause temporary or permanent damage if too much is absorbed by the body. Poisons can be swallowed, inhaled, injected or absorbed through the ...

  11. Drug Misuse and Dependence | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    Unsurprisingly, they focus on the pharmacotherapy of substance abuse. They deal in some detail not only with opioid abuse but also with benzodiazepines, tobacco, alcohol, ecstasy and...

  12. Somatisation/Somatoform Disorders | Condition Leaflet

    However, they cannot be fully explained by depression, substance abuse, or other recognised mental health disorders. There has recently been a renaming of these mental health disorders and th...

  13. Abuse - A Self Help Guide | Condition Leaflet

    Abuse - A Self Help Guide, violence abuse and violence

  14. Drugs and Sport | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    The idea behind their abuse in sport is that they promote muscle growth and protein synthesis. However, abuse also has side-effects such as cardiomyopathy, atherosclerosis, hypercoag...

  15. Recreational Drugs | Condition Leaflet

    Volatile substances - gases, glues and aerosols What substances are abused? Aerosols (such as deodorants, air freshener, hairspray), nail polish or nail polish remover, glue,...

  16. Psychosis - Diagnosis and Management | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    Management [ 8 ] It is very important to recognise and manage a first episode of psychosis correctly, as delay in diagnosis may adversely affect ultimate prognosis. [ 13 ] If there is an external...

  17. Domestic Violence | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    This may include representatives from the police, probation service, victim support services, schools, social care, healthcare, women's aid/refuge, housing department, and substance abuse...

  18. Poverty and Mental Health | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    For example, the incidence of non-affective psychoses varies widely across South East London and this is is not adequately explained by looking at individual-level risks. [ 32 ] The cause of these ne...

  19. Body Dysmorphic Disorder | Condition Leaflet

    People with BDD tend to have a greater tendency to suicide, substance abuse and depression. See separate leaflet called Obsessive-compulsive Disorder . Slight changes in the balance of so...

  20. Personality Disorders and Psychopathy | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    Those especially with emotionally unstable personality disorders may show signs of intentional self-harm or stigmata of substance abuse. There may be scars from self-inflicted wounds. ...