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The use of psychotropic substances among students: The prevalence, factor association, and abuse

Mamat, Che Fadhilah and Jamshed, Shazia Qasim and El Syed, Tarek and Khan, Tahir Mehmood and Othman, Noordin and Al-Shami, Abdul Kareem and Zaini, Syahrir and Siddiqui, Mohammad Jamshed Ahmad (2015) The use of psychotropic substances among students: The prevalence, factor association, and abuse. Journal of Pharmacy & BioAllied Sciences, 7 (3). pp. 181-187. ISSN 0976-4879

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This detailed review analyzed the previously published studies related to the prevalence of psychotropic substances use, associated factors, and the misuse of the psychotropics among students. A comprehensive literature search covering six databases was performed. References from published articles and reports were extracted. This helped in identifying the available information on the use of psychotropic drugs. A total of 16 articles were included in this review. There is an upsurge of using psychotropics with the preceding years. More students are exposed to the risk of using psychotropic substances due to the multiple factors like stress, increased academic workload, etc. The misuse is found to be common with prescribed psychotropic substances. Students need to be aware of the bad outcomes of using psychotropic substances. Participation of every stakeholder to curb this menace needs to be emphasized. More extensive studies are required to know about the increasing prevalence, factors, and misuse of psychotropics.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6803/45182
Uncontrolled Keywords: Psychotropic, students, misuse, prevalence
Subjects: R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Pharmacy Practice
Depositing User: Dr. Abdulkareem Mohammed Al-Shami
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2015 08:48
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2017 16:12
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/45182

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