Drug withdrawal

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Withdrawal
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 F10..3-F19..3
ICD-9 292.0
eMedicine article/819502
MeSH D013375

Drug withdrawal is the group of symptoms that occur upon the fast discontinuation or decrease in intake of medications or recreational drugs.[1]

In order to experience the symptoms of withdrawal, one must have first developed a form of drug addiction, which may occur as physical dependence, psychological dependence, or both.

References[change | change source]

  1. Alexander, GC; Sayla MA; Holmes HM; Sachs GA (11 April 2006). "Prioritizing and stopping prescription medicines.". Canadian Medical Association Journal. 8 174 (8): 1083–1084. doi:10.1503/cmaj.050837. PMC 1421477. PMID 16606954. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=PMC1421477. Retrieved 2011-11-11.