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What sort of problem is cough medicine abuse?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Chris Esguerra
Psychiatry
9 doctors agree
In brief: Potential Addiction
Cough medicine is abusable and has been abused.
Known as robo tripping (http://bit.Ly/bookse), the specific "high" comes from the ingredient dextromethorphan, which essentially causes a dissociative-like state, alongside confusion, slurred speech, etc. Very high doses can lead to respiratory depression and death. Anyone with this problem should seek professional help.

In brief: Potential Addiction
Cough medicine is abusable and has been abused.
Known as robo tripping (http://bit.Ly/bookse), the specific "high" comes from the ingredient dextromethorphan, which essentially causes a dissociative-like state, alongside confusion, slurred speech, etc. Very high doses can lead to respiratory depression and death. Anyone with this problem should seek professional help.
Dr. Chris Esguerra
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Dr. Alan Jacobs
Neurology
In brief: PDD
Autism is part of a spectrum of illnesses referred to as pervasive developmental disorders, with autism at one end and asperger's syndrome at the other end.
Theories abound at to the underlying cause, for example, a lack of "mirror cells" that allow us to experience directly the emotions we perceive in others, thus leading to experiencing other people as objects.

In brief: PDD
Autism is part of a spectrum of illnesses referred to as pervasive developmental disorders, with autism at one end and asperger's syndrome at the other end.
Theories abound at to the underlying cause, for example, a lack of "mirror cells" that allow us to experience directly the emotions we perceive in others, thus leading to experiencing other people as objects.
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Dr. Alan Jacobs
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