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Nicotine Withdrawal

Clinical Definition Nicotine withdrawal occurs when someone dependent on nicotine ceases tobacco use. Nicotine is possibly as addictive as heroin, cocaine or alcohol. Withdrawal symptoms may include irritability, anxiety, concentration difficulties, insomnia and increased appetite and are linked with the level and extent of tobacco use. To relieve withdrawal symptoms medications can be prescribed. In

Night Terrors

Clinical Definition Night terrors are a type of parasomnia in which a person seems to awaken, typically from stage 3 deep sleep, in a terrified state. Those affected may appear to be awake, but also appear confused and are unable to communicate. Typically, a night terror continues for about 15 minutes, with the person then

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