What is Pseudoaddiction?
Posted on February 4, 2019
Pseudoaddiction is a term coined in 1989 to describe the phenomenon of patients with pain being under-treated. The idea is that patients with legitimate pain that could be alleviated with opioid painkillers exhibit drug-seeking behavior that is misinterpreted as addiction. In other words, proponents of the idea believe that some people who are seeking opioid… Read On »