Journal of Addiction and Dependence
1Substance Abuse Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran 2Professor of Psychiatry, University of Tasmania, Tasmania, Australia
Jamshid Ahmadi, Professor of Psychiatry, Founder and Director, Substance Abuse Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran, E-mail: Jamshid_Ahmadi@yahoo.com
Ahmadi, J. Zolpidem Dependency. (2016) J Addict Depend 2(4): 1- 2.
© 2016 Ahmadi, J. This is an Open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Background: Zolpidem dependency is not an uncommon addiction.
Objective: To explain case report of a last-year medical student medicated with zolpidem due to insomnia but during years he increased doses of zolpidem to 900 mg per day and gradually developed addiction.
Results: This happening illustrates that zolpidem administration can cause dependency.
Discussion: Our case report makes clear that zolpidem dependence is a recent addiction. Therefore, physicians should be cautious in prescribing zolpidem.
Conclusions: This experience can be a new finding.