Subacute Delirious State due to “Preludin” Addiction

  title={Subacute Delirious State due to “Preludin” Addiction},
  author={M. Silverman},
  journal={British Medical Journal},
  pages={696 - 697}
The patient was a single young woman aged 23. At the age of 17 she began taking dexamphetamine sulphate tablets, and two years later had reached her maximum dosage of 17 5-mg. tablets daily. She had been admitted to a mental hospital twice suffering from irritability, restlessness, and difficulty in carrying on as a student nurse. When the drug became no longer freely available on request she began purchasing preludin instead, increasing the dosage until, after 18 months, she was taking 20… Expand
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