PSYC62H3 Chapter 8: chapter 8

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Inhalants, although not necessarily illicit drugs are often used illicitly to get high , particularly by very young individuals; ~16% of eight graders in 2003 have used it at least once. Death can occur due to heart failure, suffocation or accidents. In many cases the latter drugs have a higher efficacy rate, are less prone to abuse, and generally have minimal potential for inducing death through overdose. It is characterized by recurrent panic attacks, which are accompanied by heart palpitations or chest pain, a choking or smothering feeling, dizziness, numbness and tingling in the hands or feet, sweating, and trembling. The symptoms come on quite suddenly and unpredictably, and the individual is constantly worried about getting an attack. In extreme cases, agoraphobics don"t even venture outside their homes: generalized anxiety disorder (gad) is characterized by chronic excessive worry over just about everything (family, finance). Higher than normal levels of worry and they cannot control or prevent their worrying.

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