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Pregabalin Dependence: A Case Report

[ Vol. 10 , Issue. 2 ]


Athar Halaby, Sandra Abou Kassm and Wadih J. Naja   Pages 184 - 186 ( 3 )


Introduction: Pregabalin is a gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) analogue approved for the treatment of neuropathic pain, partial seizure and generalized anxiety disorder. As a GABA analogue, there is a raising concern regarding the abuse potential of this drug.

Case: We present a first case of pregabalin dependence in a 26-year-old woman without a previous history of illicit drug abuse.

Discussion: Physician should be aware about the addictive potential of pregabalin even in patients without a previous history of substance abuse.


Bipolar disorder, pregabalin, substance abuse.


Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Lebanese University, Baabda, Beirut, Lebanon.

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