Phencyclidine abuse, dependence, intoxication, and psychosis

Takenao Koseki, Toshitaka Nabeshima

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Phencyclidine (PCP), the potent psychotomimetic drug, is an illicit street drug which is used widely among youth in the United States. The popularity of PCP abuser gradually decreased in recent years. However, the PCP abuse is still serious social problem due to its severe intoxication. In the present review, recent progress in our understanding about PCP abuse, dependence, intoxication, psychosis and the diagnosis and treatment was summarized. A long time has passed since the epidemic of PCP abuse, while there are few medical advances for PCP-induced disorder. It is strongly desirable to develop medical approaches to PCP abuse, dependence, intoxication, and psychosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1511-1515
Number of pages5
JournalNippon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical medicine
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 08-2010
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


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