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Neuropsychiatric effects of prescription drug abuse.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17701457     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Prescription drugs have become a major category of abused substances, and there is evidence that the prevalence of prescription drug abuse may soon overtake that of illicit drugs. Study of prescription drugs has been hampered by vague terminology, since prescription drugs are only separated from other drugs of abuse by social and legal constructs. Reviewed herein is published literature on the abuse of four major categories of abused prescription drugs: sedative-hypnotics, stimulants, anabolic steroids, and anticholinergics. The review emphasizes evidence regarding the effects of these drugs on neural systems. Other abused prescription drugs that fall outside of the major categories are also briefly addressed.
Jason P Caplan; Lucy A Epstein; Davin K Quinn; Jonathan R Stevens; Theodore A Stern
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2007-08-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuropsychology review     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1040-7308     ISO Abbreviation:  Neuropsychol Rev     Publication Date:  2007 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-01     Completed Date:  2008-01-17     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9009029     Medline TA:  Neuropsychol Rev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  363-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Behavioral Health Services, UPH Hospital - Kino Campus, 5th Floor, 2800 E. Ajo Way, Tucson, AZ, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Central Nervous System Stimulants / adverse effects
Cholinergic Antagonists / adverse effects
Drug Prescriptions*
Hypnotics and Sedatives / adverse effects
Psychotropic Drugs / adverse effects*
Steroids / adverse effects
Substance-Related Disorders / etiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Central Nervous System Stimulants; 0/Cholinergic Antagonists; 0/Hypnotics and Sedatives; 0/Psychotropic Drugs; 0/Steroids

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