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Multiple prescription drug abuse and salt craving in a psychotic patient: A case report from a teaching hospital in Jordan

(2015) Multiple prescription drug abuse and salt craving in a psychotic patient: A case report from a teaching hospital in Jordan. International Journal of High Risk Behaviors and Addiction. ISSN 22518711 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Introduction: Diuretics and laxative abuse as a means of purging is common in patients with bulimia nervosa and there may be an underestimation of the true prevalence of diuretic abuse, as some are also available without prescription. Case Presentation: A 28-year-old woman presented with tetany due to hypocalcemia, hypokalemia and hypomagnesemia. She had a history of laxative and diuretic abuse, and salt craving. Psychiatric evaluation revealed a disturbed social history with masked depression that necessitated treatment. Conclusions: Multiple prescription drug abuse and salt/salty food addiction usually reflects a personality of addiction, which leads to harmful use and dependence. © 2015, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Addiction Craving Diuretics Drug abuse Laxatives
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of High Risk Behaviors and Addiction
Journal Index: Scopus
Volume: 4
Number: 3
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.5812/ijhrba.22449v2
ISSN: 22518711 (ISSN)
Depositing User: خانم مهدیه رضائی پور
URI: http://eprints.zaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1581

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