What is the main difference between a stimulant and an amphetamine?
CHAPTER 7: ADDICTION TO PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS
Do you know the types of opioids prescribed for pain management in the United States? What are their potential side effects? Who should be treated with them, and why do they differ from other opioid medications used to treat pain in patients who have cancer or end-stage renal disease? What role does addiction play when these drugs are used in this form of treatment for acute rather than chronic pain conditions? Why do some physicians prescribe benzodiazepines (e.g., Valium) to elderly patients over long periods of time instead of using antidepressants that might actually work better against depression-like symptoms such as insomnia or agitation, which could be expressed by certain medical problems such as Alzheimer’s disease dementia. Could it be simply about finding “something your patient can tolerate” so you don’t “upset your patient” with too many changes at once? How about uppers like flurazepam (Dalmane)? Do any studies exist demonstrating its effectiveness at treating hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD), erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, low libido, increased sex drive secondary to antidepressant use, or premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Are there other alternatives that would not carry similar risks associated with dependence on potentially dangerous central nervous system depressants like benzodiazep