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Year : 1998  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 92-94

Petrol-Inhalation Dependence : A Case Report


1 PG Resident, Maulana Azad Medical College and G.B. Pant Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Senior Resident, Maulana Azad Medical College and G.B. Pant Hospital, New Delhi, India
3 Professor of Psychiatry, Maulana Azad Medical College and G.B. Pant Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
R C Jiloha
Professor of Psychiatry, Maulana Azad Medical College and G.B. Pant Hospital, New Delhi
India
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Ms M, a 13 years old class III student presented with one year history of petrol fumes inhalation dependence and six months history of kerosene inhalation dependence. She liked the smell of fumes getting pleasant feeling of well-being and increased confidence. She though fulfilled all the criteria of inherent dependence differed from typical cases described in published reports. Like male preponderance and group activity, the prominent features of inhalation dependence were absent in our case.



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