Benzodiazepine

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  • Benzodiazepines Case Studies

    Biologically, benzodiazepines bind to GABA receptor sites in the brain. GABA is an important inhibitory neurotransmitter that if in excess amounts in the brain or regulated can cause seizures and sleep problems respectively. Previously, scientists have tried medication substitution to anxiolytics, agonist substitution to mimic the effect, or abstain completely. Liebrenz and his team of five scientists suggest that, “patients’ subjective views are of clinical importance because past research indicates that individuals should be presented with a variety of treatment alternatives, rather than simply being informed about what is obtainable or easiest; in addition, this prior research has found interventions to be most beneficial when patients…

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  • What Are The Effects Of Insomnia?

    certified in behavioral treatments for insomnia, they did not provide referrals for their clients,” better education and utilization of professional centers is necessary for the effective treatment of insomnia. Figure 1 represents insomnia, 2outlines CBTI, and figure 3 successful sleep. Many treatments for insomnia are available below is a list of a few such as: • Massage therapy and ear acupuncture (Rodriquez-Mansilla, 2014) • SHUTi program (SMI, 2010) • Home based music therapy (HBMT)…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Psychological Addiction

    52). Psychological addiction “almost always occurs within the context of other problems” (Stevens & Smith, pg. 126). Physical Addiction Physical dependence differs from psychological dependence in how it presents. Physical dependence is actual physical signs of withdrawal. Physical withdrawal symptoms from tranquilizers like Xanax can cause “anxiety and panic attacks to reemerge” (Stevens & Smith, pg. 65). A person in withdrawal can also experience physical pain, mood instability, sleep…

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  • Cold Alcohol Case Study

    Assignment #2 List the substance criteria that you observe from the case study. Explain, after each criterion, a rationale for where in the case study you saw this being met. 1. Substance is often taken in larger amounts or over a longer period than was intended. In this case study, the client named Matthew has been drinking for over 20 years since he attended high school. Matthew described the usage rate as beginning with 3-5 beers an evening, five days a week. That is already at 15-25 beers…

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  • Effects Of Drug Abuse Essay

    cravings can easily lead to the drug addiction and instead of drug use person starts doing drug abuse. There are two types of drug abuse people indulge in mostly, prescription drug abuse and illegal drug abuse. Prescription Drug Abuse. These are the medications taken in a way which is not prescribed by the doctor. The most commonly used prescription drugs are the following three: Opioids: These are the narcotic drugs which act on body’s nervous system to relieve pain. The most common brand…

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  • Does Your Restless Mind Keep You Up At Night?

    This means that Lunesta, or eszopiclone is able to bind to GABA, allowing this chemical to be more available to the brain. GABA is a natural amino acid in the human brain that works as a neurotransmitter. Its primary role is to relieve stress and exhilarated reactions at the chemical level, and is commonly a factor in feelings of calmness and relaxation meaning that it can help with a good night’s rest. Since eszopiclone makes GABA more available to the brain, the increase in GABA has the…

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  • Ambien Case Study

    However, the effectiveness of hydroxyzine as an antianxiety agent for long term use, that is more than 4 months, has not been assessed by systematic clinical studies. Vistaril is medically necessary as the provider started this medication to wean the patient off from benzodiazepine, which has been accomplished. For further requests, documentation of functional improvement and weaning must be discussed as this medication is not recommended for long-term use. Recommend…

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  • Side Effects Of Drug Abuse

    Drug abuse is a horrible problem some people unfortunately suffer through, the National Institute on Drug Abuse released data containing information revealing that “From 2001 to 2014 there was a 2.8-fold increase in the total number of deaths” for all prescription drugs, a “3.4-fold increase in the total number of deaths” for opioid pain killers, and a “5-fold increase in the total number of deaths” for Benzodiazepines (5). Clearly, the problem is only worsening and not getting fixed, addicts…

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  • Prescription Benzodiazepines Essay

    history, Americans have used prescription drugs as a quick and temporary solution for psychological problems. In difficult and stressful times, it is easy for individuals to turn towards a medication that will make them feel better and free them of their problems. When looking at the birth of prescription benzodiazepines in America, history tends to inexorably repeat itself. Beginning in the 1960s, doctors began to prescribe Valium in extremely high quantities. The same goes for more recent…

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  • Nursing Case Study

    She used to take blues (narcotic pain reliever), rainbows (barbiturates sedative), and yellow jackets (Nembutal sedative). After an uncertain-term-remission, she started taking prescribed pills, which are mostly sedatives again. Bianca reported taking Tylenol with codeine (pain killer), Klonopin (about 25mg a day; benzodiazepines, sedative), Restoril (“Restril” sedative-hynotics for sleep disorder), Xanax (sedatives), and Propoxedrine (narcotic pain relievers). She confirmed that she visits…

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