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Heard of drug induced autoimmune hepatitis?

Heard of drug induced autoimmune hepatitis?

Yes: Many drugs can induce autoimmune type phenomena, to include hepatitis. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more


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Is drug induced eps treatable?

Is drug induced eps treatable?

EPS: Extra pyramidal symptoms are very treatable, mainly by adjusting the dose of the psychotropic medication, switching to another psychotropic with less eps side-effect, or adding medications to counter the side-effects such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or cogentin. ...Read more

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Is drug abuse interchangeable with drug misuse?

Is drug abuse interchangeable with drug misuse?

Not really: Drug misuse can eventually lead to drug abuse before one is even aware of what is happening. Both are problematic and need medical intervention before these become larger issues. ...Read more

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Drug abuse can cause pfieffers syndrome?

Drug abuse can cause pfieffers syndrome?

Not that I can find: Pfeiffer syndrome is a rare genetic disorder characterized by premature fusion of certain skull bones (craniosynostosis), and abnormally broad and medially deviated thumbs and great toes. Most affected individuals also have an abnormal midface, with protruding eyes and conductive hearing loss. See:http://children.Webmd.Com/pfeiffer-syndrome-type-i best wishes. ...Read more

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Levodopa is ineffective in drug induced parkinsonism, why?

Levodopa is ineffective in drug induced parkinsonism, why?

A few reasons: First there are two different drug induced parkinsons. Acutely (in which case just stop the drug), and chronically (tardive dyskinesia...TD). TD is generally in those with psychosis. Levodopa can make that worse. Bad. AND, Levodopa has been associated with more rapid progression in regular Parkinsons, so we dont like to use it in anyone if we can avoid it. ...Read more

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What defines drug abuse?

What defines drug abuse?

Drug Abuse : In dsm-iv, this is a persistent, "maladaptive pattern of substance use leading to clinically significant impairment or distress." there are: failure to fulfill major role obligations at work, school, or home; recurrent drug use in physically hazardous situations (like driving); recurrent substance-related legal problems; & continued use despite social problems caused/worsened by the drug use. ...Read more

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Why levodopa not used in drug induced parkinsonism?

Levodopa: Because it elevates Dopamine in the brain, & that can exacerbate the original symptoms to begin with, ex. Psychosis. ...Read more

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Help please! is bipolar disorder caused by drug abuse?

Help please! is bipolar disorder caused by drug abuse?

No: Drug abuse is bad. Abuse is by definition bad. But drug abuse cannot be blamed for everything. The symptoms that can lead to a person being diagnosed bipolar should be able to be distinguished from da. It may be difficult and they may co-exist, but they don't "cause" each other. Treatment is a good idea for either and certainly for both. Good luck! ...Read more

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Which drug is most dangerous? Anabolic steroids, hallucinogens, or club (designer) drugs?

Which drug is most dangerous? Anabolic steroids, hallucinogens, or club (designer) drugs?

Tough 2 decide!: What an interesting question! Hard to say, steroids cause shrunken testicles, enlarged prostate, breast development, erectile dysfunction, reduced sperm count, severe acne, high blood pressure and strokes. Hallucinogens like LSD cause psychosis, flashbacks, schizophrenia, depression. Club drugs could be a lot of things, sudden death from arrhythmia is reported with several. All are dangerous! ...Read more

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What drug/drugs cause the most cases of drug induced psychosis?

What drug/drugs cause the most cases of drug induced psychosis?

Street, Prescribed: Street: many, if not all, especially methamphetamine, cocaine, hallucinogens, ecstasy. You could include alcohol and marijuana. Prescribed, usually only if overdosed: anticholinergics, steroids, stimulants, L-Dopa. You are safest if you avoid street drugs, and take prescribed in prescribed doses. ...Read more

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Can drug induced lupuus cause alopecia?

Can drug induced lupuus cause alopecia?

Yes: Drug induced lupus typically is associated with a positive ANA and a positive antihistone antibody. It normally has many features of sle without brain or kidney dinvolvement. ...Read more

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Can drug use cause autism or any learning disability from father?

Can drug use cause autism or any learning disability from father?

No: any drug use by the father is not associated with increased risk of autism or genetic disorders in his children. Multiple exposures of the mother during pregnancy have been associated with increased risk of autism. Recently low vitamin D levels and folate in the first trimester have been implicated. ...Read more

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Who coined the term substance abuse (ie, alcoholism, legal and illegal drug abuse, etc.)?

Who coined the term substance abuse (ie, alcoholism, legal and illegal drug abuse, etc.)?

Not clear: The term alcoholism was originally coined in 1849 by magnus huss. Untill the 1940s it referred primarily to the physical consequences of long-term heavy drinking. I am not sure about the term substance abuse. ...Read more

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Is drug addiction chronical disease?

Is drug addiction chronical disease?

Yes: The addictions cross each other. If you stop drinking alcohol and start using pills you are still at the same spot. And it may not be drugs alone ...Gambling, food, sex, porn...And so forth may replace your drug of choice...But, in the end, however you slice it... You stand at the same, spot....Alone, miserable, disoriented...And once in a while thinking, where... Did all friends and loved one disappear.. ...Read more

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What is pharmacovigilance / drug safety?

What is pharmacovigilance / drug safety?

Adverse effects : Pharmacovigilance is the science of detecting collecting, monitoring, researching, assessing and evaluating adverse effects of medications, biological products, herbalism and traditional medicines. ...Read more

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How are adverse drug reactions classified by the fda?

How are adverse drug reactions classified by the fda?

Complicated: In my mind, at the simplest level, they are classified as severe or non-severe reactions, which are dealt with differently (obviously). You can read more about the complicated details here: http://www.Fda.Gov/drugs/drugsafety/postmarketdrugsafetyinformationforpatientsandproviders/default.Htm. ...Read more

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Which antischizophrenic drug least exacerbates "negative symptoms"?

Which antischizophrenic drug least exacerbates "negative symptoms"?

Work w/ Dr!!!: There's no better advice than to work w/ your Dr to finf the best Tx. It might be a mono or combo and I think therapy is an important piece too. The newer atypical antipsychotics are likely to be worthwhile. They include aripiprazole (Abilify), risperidone (Risperdal), clozapine (Clozaril), olanzapine (Zyprexa), quetiapine (Seroquel), and ziprasidone (Geodon). ...Read more

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Shouldnt we avoid pharmacological treatment of drug induced liver disease?

Shouldnt we avoid pharmacological treatment of drug induced liver disease?

How ?????: Liver is a complex organ, most of the time protects itself by detoxifying chemicals rarely fails, . Remarkable progress has been made in control of infections, b.P. Stroke, cancer, vas dis meta.Diseases etc by use of medications, prolonging life and virtually every drug could be hepato toxic and unavoidable. Watchful fda withdrawn several ( duracet, ruzulin, pemolin etc ) may be more to go. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between ...Read more