Iatrogenic Factors in Psychopathology.

Iatrogenic Factors in Psychopathology.

The side effects and risks associated with the medical intervention are defined as iatrogenesis. Adverse drug reactions, malpractice, medical error, and negligence constitute common iatrogenic complications. Examples of important syndromes induced by medications are asthma caused by beta-adrenoceptor antagonists, pulmonary fibrosis associated with cytotoxic agents, gastric bleeding and complications with anti-inflammatory agents, torsade de pointes tachycardia with various drugs, abnormal glucose homeostasis with thiazide and corticosteroids, and osteonecrosis of the jaw with bisphosphonates [2]

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