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NCJ Number: 230012 Find in a Library
Title: Psychotropic Medications and Substances of Abuse Interactions in Youth
Journal: Substance Abuse  Volume:31  Issue:1  Dated:Janaury-March 2010  Pages:53-57
Author(s): Yifrah Kaminer, M.D., M.B.A.; Pablo Goldberg, M.D.; Daniel F. Connor, M.D.
Date Published: January 2010
Page Count: 5
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study conducted a systematic literature search to evaluate the potential interactive adverse effects between psychotropic medications and drugs of abuse in youth.
Abstract: The majority of youth with substance use disorders (SUDs) manifest one or more co-occurring psychiatric disorders. Consequently, many of these youths are being prescribed with psychotropic medications. As prescribing rates continue to increase for early-onset psychiatric disorders, potential risk for substance of abuse-psychiatric medication interactions may be enhanced. Because this type of drug-drug interaction has received little attention in the scientific literature, the authors conducted a systematic literature search examining the potential interactive adverse effects between psychotropic medications and substances of abuse in youth. Regardless of the scarcity of psychotropic medications-substance of abuse interactions found, it is important to stay vigilant due to the continued introduction of new classes of medications as well as the ever-changing map of street drugs. Table and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Adolescent chemical dependency
Index Term(s): Adolescents at risk; Drug abuse; Drug effects; Drug therapy; Juvenile drug abusers; Prescription drugs; Psychological evaluation
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