Navigation Links
Drug commonly used for alcoholism, drug addiction, curbs urges of compulsive stealers
Date:3/31/2009

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (April 1, 2009) It appears that a drug commonly used to treat alcohol and drug addiction has a similar effect on the compulsive behavior of kleptomaniacs it curbs their urge to steal, according to new research at the University of Minnesota.

The Medical School's Department of Psychiatry conducted an eight-week, double-blind study of 25 men and women ages 17-75, who spent an average of at least one hour a week stealing. Those who took the drug Naltrexone (mean dose of 117mg/day) reported significantly greater decline in stealing behavior compared to those taking placebo.

The research is published in the April 1 issue of the Journal of Biological Psychiatry.

"It gets rid of that rush and desire," said Jon Grant, M.D., J.D., M.P.H., a University of Minnesota associate professor of psychiatry and principal investigator of the study. "The difference in their behavior was significant, and these people were really troubled by their behavior."

A recent, large epidemiological study of about 43,000 adults found that more than 11 percent of the general population admitted to having shoplifted in their lifetime. It is unclear, however, how many people who steal suffer from kleptomania.

While the drug is not a cure for kleptomania, Grant said it offers hope to those who are suffering from the addiction. He also said the drug would most likely work best in combination with individual therapy.

"These are people who steal even though they can easily afford not to," Grant said.


'/>"/>

Contact: Nick Hanson
hans2853@umn.edu
612-624-2449
University of Minnesota
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Commonly used beauty staple clinically proven to help treat eczema
2. Commonly Used Beauty Staple Clinically Proven to Help Treat Eczema
3. Risk of death may be higher with drug commonly used during cardiac surgery
4. LegalView Informs Patients of Possible Cimzia Cancer Link, Drug Commonly Used to Treat Arthritis
5. Allergic-like reactions to iodinated contrast material treated safely with commonly used medications
6. Incidental adrenal masses commonly seen on CT are usually benign; no follow-up needed
7. Melissa Biggs, Fashion Designer and Former Baywatch Actress, Teams with CSL Behring to Raise Awareness of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, a Commonly Misdiagnosed Respiratory Disease
8. Commonly used medications associated with impaired physical function in older adults
9. Cells on path to becoming mature T-cells more flexible than commonly thought
10. New U of C research examines commonly used toxin
11. Phase III Trial of VELCADE(R) (Bortezomib) for Injection Showed Dramatic Fourfold Increase in Complete Remission Rates When Combined With the Most Commonly Used U.S. Regimen in Front-Line Multiple Myeloma
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/22/2014)... Steven Reinberg HealthDay ... Pediatricians are urging that all children aged 6 months and ... American Academy of Pediatrics updated their influenza vaccine recommendations to ... of vaccine to build immunity. The AAP also wants parents ... kids the nasal spray vaccine instead of the flu shot ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... Hamilton, ON (September 22, 2014) McMaster scientists have ... a new class of antibiotics. , Although dozens ... looked at how a certain part of bacteria are ... stopping it. , The discovery is important as ... is making the cures for infections ineffective. The World ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... Madison, WI (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 ... companies in the United States, promotes National ... company believes that all individuals should have access ... function in aging. , The demand for products ... living longer than ever before. For over six ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scans of young children,s ... read. This finding could potentially allow doctors to ... early on, preliminary research suggests. "Early identification ... dyslexia as well as most neurodevelopmental disorders," the ... professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at University ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... Nanuet, NY (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 ... Blindness, Rockland Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram is launching an ... Blind Egg Challenge (#blindeggchallenge or #ffbBEC) aims to raise ... Egg Challenge involves throwing an egg in the air ... at least three others and if a nominee does ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Pediatricians Urge Flu Vaccine for All Kids 6 Months and Older 2Health News:Pediatricians Urge Flu Vaccine for All Kids 6 Months and Older 3Health News:Quincy Bioscience Promotes National Self-Improvement Month 2Health News:Can Brain Scans Help Predict Young Children's Reading Abilities? 2Health News:Blind Egg Challenge Raises Awareness for Foundation Fighting Blindness 2
... from the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) at Virginia Tech ... virulence proteins in oomycete plant pathogens that enables the ... protein region contains the amino acid sequence motifs RXLR ... virulence proteins across the membrane surrounding plant cells without ...
... concerns often go unspoken and ... unaddressed., ... patients frequently do not raise all of,their concerns about proposed procedures. A ... Joint Surgery found that patients age,60 or older have many concerns and ...
... World Congress on Interventional Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes ... and public health to discuss the role of surgery ... 2 diabetes. The World Congress has been formed to ... for health care systems and patient care. , Led ...
... Edouard Approaches, WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 Hurricane season ... the Gulf of Mexico and,Hurricane Dolly having just left. ... needs of people whose homes were flooded and damaged ... prepare for,potential hurricane conditions along the coasts of Louisiana ...
... Chan, and presidents from Africa and Latin,America call for ... with,men, MEXICO CITY, Aug. 4 A day ... Organization called attention to,the need to combat AIDS among ... first comprehensive report exposing the failure of governments and,global ...
... LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The methods mothers use to control their ... negative impact on their child,s self-esteem and behavior, according to ... parents how to interact with their children based on one ... have a propensity for being verbally aggressive have a tendency ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Key to virulence protein entry into host cells discovered 2Health News:Video: Communication is Key to Ease Worry about Orthopaedic Surgery 2Health News:Video: Communication is Key to Ease Worry about Orthopaedic Surgery 3Health News:1st World Congress On Interventional Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes 2Health News:1st World Congress On Interventional Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes 3Health News:1st World Congress On Interventional Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes 4Health News:American Red Cross on the Gulf Coast: Storms Coming and Going 2Health News:American Red Cross on the Gulf Coast: Storms Coming and Going 3Health News:As AIDS Conference Opens, amfAR Releases Report Exposing Global Failure to Address HIV Among MSM 2Health News:As AIDS Conference Opens, amfAR Releases Report Exposing Global Failure to Address HIV Among MSM 3Health News:Study: verbal aggression may affect children's behavior 2
(Date:9/22/2014)... Children,s National Health System has announced ... 5 p.m. EDT for its "Make Your Medical ... continued strong interest from inventors.  Two ... to the winning presentations at the Sheikh Zayed Institute ... Children,s National in October. For competition details,  click ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... 2014 Decision Resources Group finds that by the ... be worth $2 billion (U.S. dollars), increasing at a compound ... years (to 2018). This growth comes as Chile ... and 4.9 percent expected over the next three to five ... but highly competitive. The pharmaceutical market is dominated by prescription ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... DIEGO , Sept. 22, 2014  Aethlon ... targeted therapeutic devices to address infectious disease, cancer ... Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has informed ... option to proceed with year four of a ... Aethlon on September 30, 2011 under DARPA,s Dialysis-Like ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Calling all medical innovators: Submit your pediatric medical device pitch for Children's National competition by Sept. 29 2Calling all medical innovators: Submit your pediatric medical device pitch for Children's National competition by Sept. 29 3Despite Its Limited Size, Chile's Pharmaceutical Market Offers Growing Opportunity for Drug Industry 2Despite Its Limited Size, Chile's Pharmaceutical Market Offers Growing Opportunity for Drug Industry 3Aethlon Medical Receives Notice of DARPA Contract Renewal 2Aethlon Medical Receives Notice of DARPA Contract Renewal 3Aethlon Medical Receives Notice of DARPA Contract Renewal 4
Cloward Dowel CL18 Used for Anterior Cervical Fusion and are preserved by Freeze-dried method....
8 mm S Graftech cervical spacer....
Lorenz 2.0 mm titanium system for the midface provides an excellent alternative to lower profile systems in areas of the midface where greater fixation is needed....
... is a useful addition to ... It may be used in ... and orbital regions in all ... strength over the Leibinger Micro ...
Medicine Products: