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    Author(s)Kosten T R
    PublisherAMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC PUBLISHING, INC.
    ISBN9781585624072
    Pages234
    BindingSoftbound
    LanguageEnglish
    Publish YearNovember 2011

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    AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC PUBLISHING, INC. Cocaine And Mathamphetamine Dependence Advances In Treatment by Kosten T R

    While the APA's Textbook of Addiction Psychiatry covers material that a general psychiatrist or primary care physician needs for the appropriate referral and initial management of stimulant dependence, Cocaine and Methamphetamine Dependence: Advances in Treatment goes beyond this basic knowledge and addresses the rapid evolution of both the understanding and the treatment of stimulant abusers. It also sheds light on how the epidemiology of cocaine, amphetamine and methamphetamine abuse and dependence have substantial differences in geographic distribution both here and abroad, and how treatments are evolving to help these complex patients benefit from emerging pharmacological and behavioral therapies. Cocaine dependence complications account for one out of every three drug-related emergency room visits. Coroners' reports relate stimulants to the direct cause of death in 25% of cocaine overdoses and 68% of methamphetamine overdoses or as antecedents causing cardiovascular or medical problems leading to death in 20% of these abusers. Additionally, cocaine and methamphetamine abuse and dependence frequently co-occur with other major mental illnesses such as schizop.show more