Tobacco Use Disorder is a DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition), diagnosis assigned to individuals who are dependent on the drug nicotine due to the use of Tobacco products. Tobacco contains the psychoactive drug nicotine, which is a CNS (Central Nervous System) stimulant. Nicotine produces dependence and withdrawal symptoms upon cessation of use, the onset of which occurs about one hour after the last dose.
This module includes informative books, ebooks, journals, databases, videos, and more to assist you with learning and understanding more about the prevalence and harms associated with its use, and treatment modalities for those living with a tobacco use disorder.
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(USMLE topics) Nicotine and other factors contributing to tobacco addiction: other substances, genetics, behaviors, types of tobacco products and the way they are consumed. Harmful effects of smoking, including during pregnancy, treatment for addiction.
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