ISBN 9780750673136,Neurological Aspects of Substance Abuse

Neurological Aspects of Substance Abuse



Elsevier Health Sciences

Publication Year 2004

ISBN 9780750673136

ISBN-10 0750673133


Edition 2nd
Number of Pages 496 Pages
Language (English)

General science

Neurologic symptoms and signs are assoiciated with the use of recreationally abused drugs. Among the serious neurologic and medical complications are coma, trauma, infection, seizures, stroke, altered mentation, peripheral neuropathies, myelopathies, Parkinsonism, visual disturbances, dyskinesias, cerebellar ataxia, impotence, and fetal effects. The less alarming sequelae are myriad (fatigue, loss of appetite, headaches, dizziness, etc.). Dr. Brust has written the most comprehensive source available to the point of being encyclpedic, including references... It is in fact well organized and readable, with his own brand of erudition. Almost entertaining, Dr Brust's style does delight, as in: "Bizzare even by the often rococo standards of substance abuse is "toad licking."