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Pseudoaddiction

What is Pseudoaddiction?

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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 »