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Uhoegbu, Chimdi and Kolshus, Eric and Nwachukwu, Izu and Guerandel, Allys and Maher, Caroline (2011) Two psychiatric presentations linked with ‘head shop’ products. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine , 28 , (1) , S8-S10.

We report two cases of acute onset and rapid resolution of psychotic symptoms, the first following oral ingestion and the second following intravenous injection of some head shop products (HSPs). Both were associated with autonomic instability and negative results on urine toxicology screening using standard techniques. They highlight the potential dangers of managing such cases in acute stand-alone psychiatric units. Recent advance in characterising some HSPs by toxicology screening is also discussed.


Item Type:Article
Page Range:S8-S10
Publisher:Medmedia Group
Accession Number:HRB (Not in collection)
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Subjects:G Health and disease > State of health > Mental health
B Substances > New (novel) psychoactive substances
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
L Social psychology and related concepts > Legal availability or accessibility
G Health and disease > Substance related disorder > Substance related mental disorder

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