WSU PSYCH 265 - Prescription & OTC (6 pages)

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prescription drugs commonly abused/misused and over the counter drugs


Lecture number:
30
Pages:
6
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
Washington State University
Course:
Psych 265 - biopsychological effect
Edition:
1

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PSYCH 265 1st Edition Lecture 30 Outline of Last Lecture I ADHD a Types b Monoamine hypothesis c Neurochemistry d Anti adhd stimulants e Atomoxetine f II Abuse of neurostimulants Dementia a Common cause b Causes c Symptoms III Alzheimer s a Pathology IV Neurofibrillary tangles V Senile plaques VI ChE I Outline of Current Lecture I Prescription drug abuse These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute a Dangers II Pain relievers III Stimulants IV Anabolic steroids V OTC VI DXM VII Pseudoephedrine VIII Motion sickness IX Inhalants X Sudden sniffing death XI Caffeine XII Diet pills XIII Herbal ecstasy XIV Other herbals Current Lecture Prescription Drug Abuse o Drug misuse abuse Using a drug w o a prescription Using a drug in a way that differs from the physicians instructions Using a drug for experience or feeling produced by drug o Synonymous w nonmedical use of drug o NIH estimated 52 mil people have used prescription drugs for nonmedical reasons at least once in lifetime o Estimated 20 HS students admit to taking w o doctors prescription 1 in 12 HS seniors reported past year nonmedical use of Vicodin About 1 in 20 HS seniors reported past year nonmedical use of oxycontin Dangers of Prescription Drug Abuse o Common misconception that abusing prescription medications is safer than taking illicit street drugs o Abusing prescriptions is very dangerous can be deadly Potential to overdose on prescription med or become addicted is very real Pain relievers o Opioid pain relievers are most commonly abused o Opioid misuse abuse is responsible for 75 of overdose related deaths o People take opioids recreationally to experience euphoria o When abused opioids can lead to sedation dizziness weakness sweating and more o Single high dose of an opioid can depress breathing and lead to coma or death o Lowering dose or abruptly stopping may lead to withdrawal syndrome Drug



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