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ERIC Number: EJ884355
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0889-7077
Psychotropic Medications and Substances of Abuse Interactions in Youth
Kaminer, Yifrah; Goldberg, Pablo; Connor, Daniel F.
Substance Abuse, v31 n1 p53-57 2010
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. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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