Year : 2006  |  Volume : 48  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 121--122

Is this «SQ»complicated«SQ» opioid withdrawal?


SR Parkar, R Seethalakshmi, S Adarkar, S Kharawala 
 Department of Psychiatry and Drug Deaddiction Centre, K.E.M. Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
R Seethalakshmi
Department of Psychiatry and Drug Deaddiction Centre, K.E.M. Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra
India

Seven patients with opioid dependence admitted in the de-addiction centre for detoxification developed convulsions and delirium during the withdrawal phase. After ruling out all other possible causes of these complications, opioid withdrawal seemed to emerge as the most likely explanation. The unpredictability of the course of opioid dependence and withdrawal needs to be considered when treating patients with opioid dependence.


How to cite this article:
Parkar S R, Seethalakshmi R, Adarkar S, Kharawala S. Is this 'complicated' opioid withdrawal?.Indian J Psychiatry 2006;48:121-122


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Parkar S R, Seethalakshmi R, Adarkar S, Kharawala S. Is this 'complicated' opioid withdrawal?. Indian J Psychiatry [serial online] 2006 [cited 2019 Dec 14 ];48:121-122
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