Ahmadi, J and Pridmore, S, Zolpidem dependency, Journal of Addiction and Dependence, 2, (4) pp. 1-2. ISSN 2471-061X (2016) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]
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Background: Zolpidem dependency is not an uncommon addiction.
Objective: To explain case report of a last-year medical student medicated with zolpidem due to insomnia but during years he increased doses of zolpidem to 900 mg per day and gradually developed addiction.
Results: This happening illustrates that zolpidem administration can cause dependency.
Discussion: Our case report makes clear that zolpidem dependence is a recent addiction. Therefore, physicians should be cautious in prescribing zolpidem.
Conclusions: This experience can be a new finding.
|Item Type:||Contribution to Refereed Journal|
|Research Division:||Health Sciences|
|Research Group:||Health services and systems|
|Research Field:||Mental health services|
|Objective Group:||Public health (excl. specific population health)|
|Objective Field:||Mental health|
|UTAS Author:||Pridmore, S (Professor Saxby Pridmore)|
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