Lecture 2

Lecture 2 - Lecture 2 Definition of Substance Dependence...

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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 2 Definition of Substance Dependence KEY CONCEPTS signs and symptoms of addiction/substance dependence DSM-IV diagnostic criteria dual diagnosis (comorbidity or concurrent disorders) CAGE questionnaire ASSIST Addiction Severity Index Addiction What are the signs and symptoms? How many started the day with a cup of coffee or tea this morning? What drug did you consume? Xanthines caffeine and/or theophylline Do you think coffee and tea are addictive? regular use leads to subjective sensation of needing a lift/energy/break + preference for caffeinated forms strong pharmacological effects - increases alertness, energy, concentration via brain adenosine receptors produces physical dependence. Withdrawal symptoms (headache, fatigue, nausea, poor concentration, irritability, increased muscle tension begin 1224 hours after stopping; peak by 2048 hours) Additional sources of caffeine cocoa, candy bars, soft drinks prescription (Fiorinol) and OTC pain medications (Anacin, Excedrine, Midol) OTC cold remedies OTC Stimulants (NoDoz, Vivarin at 100-200 mg/tab) energy drinks (Red Bull) How many of you are current smokers?How many of you are current smokers?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2011 for the course PSYT 301 taught by Professor Kathryngill during the Winter '11 term at McGill.

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