Summary of Cocaine dependence
Flashcards on Cocaine dependence
Fatigue, reduced concentration, suicidal ideation, and the sensation of insects crawling over the skin are symptoms of cocaine (overdose/withdrawal) .
Questions on Cocaine dependence
A 23-year-old man comes to the emergency department because of complaints that insects are crawling on him and attempting to eat his skin. His temperature is 37.8°C (100.1°F), pulse is 150/min, respirations are 22/min, and blood pressure is 180/110 mm Hg. His pupils are dilated, and he is otherwise unresponsive to questioning. Physical examination of the skin shows no abnormalities. Which of the following is the most likely cause of his presentation?