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The PCP epidemic: a critical review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6757154     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The scientific literature on PCP (phencyclidine) was reviewed with a view to determining whether or not current knowledge coincides with the picture of PCP presented by the popular media. The media portray PCP as an insidious drug whose use has reached almost epidemic proportions among American youth. Serious adverse reactions, including psychosis and violent behavior, are seen as common if not inevitable consequences of use. The literature indicates that this picture of PCP is not justified. Both the prevalence of use and the relative frequency of severe adverse effects appear to have been overstated by the media.
Authors:
B L Davis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of the addictions     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0020-773X     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Addict     Publication Date:  1982 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-02-14     Completed Date:  1983-02-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0123640     Medline TA:  Int J Addict     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1137-55     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Animals
Child
Chronic Disease
Crisis Intervention
Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
Humans
Mass Media
Phencyclidine / adverse effects*,  metabolism,  pharmacology
Phencyclidine Abuse / complications,  epidemiology*,  psychology
Psychoses, Substance-Induced / etiology,  psychology
Rats
United States
Violence
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
77-10-1/Phencyclidine

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