Addiction of Oxybutynin: An Adolescent Case ReportMehmet Fatih Kinik1*, Funda Dönder1, Mustafa Kenan Duymaz2 and Isik Karakaya1
- Corresponding Author:
- Mehmet Fatih Kinik
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
School of Medicine, Kocaeli University, Kocaeli, Turkey
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: April 29, 2015; Accepted date: May 27, 2015; Published date: June 04, 2015
Citation: Kinik MF, Dönder F, Duymaz MK, Karakaya I (2015) Addiction of Oxybutynin: An Adolescent Case Report. J Addict Res Ther 6:228. doi:10.4172/2155-6105.1000228
Copyright: © 2015 Kinik MF, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Oxybutynin is an antimuscarinic substance used frequently for the treatment of overactive bladder and nocturnal enuresis. During the use of such anticholinergic substances, such effects as the decrease in depressive symptoms, euphoria effect, relaxation and the alleviation of the side-effects of neuroleptic medications could be seen. In this case report, an adolescent who was referred to our clinic because of oxybutynin abuse and a suicide attempt has presented. According to the criteria of the DSM-V, other (or unknown) substance use disorder was diagnosed. Oxybutynin is among the non-controlled drugs and can be obtained easily without prescription in Turkey. In the literature this is the first case of Oxybutynin abuse in an adolescent. This case has been presented for the purpose of drawing attention to the oxybutynin abuse which is a growing problem among adolescents.