Drug Abuse and Convulsive States

  • Kenneth F. Lampe


With the exception of alcohol, the influence of psychoactive drugs on epileptic patients does not seem to have undergone systematic examination. Yet this information is of considerable importance to the drug counselor since drugs, particularly in combination with other physical factors which increase seizure frequency, can interfere with the subject’s ability to hold a job or, in some cases, even to be able to maintain normal social relationships. This, in turn, may result in more extensive drug abuse and ultimate socio-psychological deterioration.


Epileptic Patient Status Asthmaticus Convulsive Seizure Lysergic Acid Lysergic Acid Diethylamide 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth F. Lampe
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  1. 1.University of Miami School of MedicineUSA

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