Illness Anxiety and Propoxyphene Abuse

Illness Anxiety and Propoxyphene Abuse

Anxiety and addiction commonly co-occur. One can cause or contribute to the other, creating a cycle of growing addiction and mental health issues. Illness anxiety disorder can be a destructive factor in a person’s life, even before drugs like propoxyphene enter the situation. What...
Do I Have a Dual Diagnosis?

Do I Have a Dual Diagnosis?

According to the 2007 journal Psychiatry, “Dual Diagnosis” is a term that describes people with co-existing addictions and mental health disorders. Psychology Today online notes that the term is synonymous with co-occurring disorders (COD), the preferred term for the Substance Abuse...
Negative Life Events and Propoxyphene Addiction

Negative Life Events and Propoxyphene Addiction

Propoxyphene is a mild to moderate prescription pain reliever, also known as Darvon. As of November 10, 2010, propoxyphene is no longer legal in the United States. It was pulled off of the shelves after finding that normal doses of propoxyphene led to heart problems. Although no longer...
How Propoxyphene Abuse Can Mask Antisocial Personality Disorder

How Propoxyphene Abuse Can Mask Antisocial Personality Disorder

Propoxyphene is a narcotic painkiller that treats mild to moderate pain from a surgery, accident or a chronic pain condition. It is highly habit forming, so it can cause addiction if people use it in larger amounts or for longer than prescribed. When people who abuse propoxyphene also...
Schizophrenia and Propoxyphene Use

Schizophrenia and Propoxyphene Use

Propoxyphene is an opiate narcotic pain reliever that was banned from U.S. shelves by the Food and Drug Administration in November 2010. More commonly known by the brand names Darvon or Darvocet, propoxyphene was pulled from the market because of its serious health risks. In addition to a...
Dissociative Personality Disorder and Propoxyphene Addiction

Dissociative Personality Disorder and Propoxyphene Addiction

Dissociative personality disorder, also known as multiple personality disorder or dissociative identity disorder, is a rare but severe psychiatric condition in which an individual’s identity is fragmented into two or more distinct personalities. These different parts or personalities...
ADHD and Propoxyphene Abuse

ADHD and Propoxyphene Abuse

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental disorder most often diagnosed in children, although adults can also have this disorder. ADHD is marked by several symptoms related to movement and concentration. Some symptoms of ADHD in children include the...
Stress or Anxiety Issues and Propoxyphene Abuse

Stress or Anxiety Issues and Propoxyphene Abuse

Drug addiction and mood disorders tend to have a bidirectional relationship in which each condition inflames the other. Propoxyphene abuse in particular can be especially damaging. Best known by the brand names Darvocet and Darvon, this medication first came under fire in the 1970s when...
How Propoxyphene Addiction Affects the Brain

How Propoxyphene Addiction Affects the Brain

Addiction is a disease of the brain, and propopxyphene is one of the most addictive painkillers. This powerful narcotic was removed from the U.S. market in 2010 due to well-documented side effects that include heart damage. While it is true that propoxyphene abuse can lead to serious...
What Propoxyphene Addiction Does to a Person

What Propoxyphene Addiction Does to a Person

Propoxyphene is prescribed for moderate to severe pain and is often prescribed after a surgery or traumatic injury. In some cases, the drug is also used to curb withdrawal symptoms that occur when enduring detox from another controlled substance. Propoxyphene is commonly regarded as a...