Volatile substance abuse in children and adolescents

Eran Pickholtz, Gil Zalsman, Samuel Tyano

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Volatile substance abuse is a common and underdiagnosed disorder among young children and adolescents. The medical and psychiatric morbidity is high and dangerous. We reviewed the epidemiology, clinical features and damages to the various body systems of the child and his/her mental status. Recommendations for early detection and treatment approach are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)459-463+484
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2003


  • Adolescence
  • Glue sniffing
  • Pre-puberty
  • Risk behavior
  • Toluene
  • Volatile substance abuse


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