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The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse

GHB-induced delirium: a case report and review of the literature of gamma hydroxybutyric acid.


PMID 9513637

Abstract

We describe what we believe is the first psychiatric hospitalization due to GHB-induced delirium reported in the medical literature. We examine the use of the substance gamma hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) and describe the clinical findings in a patient who presented to an acute inpatient psychiatric unit with a chief complaint of feeling suicidal and a 1-year history of GHB use. A review of the literature and GHB's availability through the Internet are discussed.