Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations

Women May Be Taking Date-Rape Drug For Mental Health Problems

Date:
May 3, 1998
Source:
University Of Maryland, Baltimore
Summary:
Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch have found that an increasing number of young women are taking Rohypnol, commonly known as the “date-rape drug”, to minimize depression and boost self-esteem.

Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch have found that an increasing number of young women are taking Rohypnol, commonly known as the “date-rape drug”, to minimize depression and boost self-esteem. A recent UTMB survey found that of 900 women in the Galveston/Houston area, nearly 6 percent had used the addictive substance, and another 7.6 percent expressed an interest in trying Rohypnol within the next year. A potent tranquilizer, Rohypnol has been slipped into the beverages of unsuspecting young women at nightclubs and social events. Its effects can include extreme drowsiness, disorientation, paralysis, and amnesia.The study was presented at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies in New Orleans, May 1-5. For interviews during the meeting, contact the press room at (504) 670-8502 or 670-8508.Researchers’ Institutional Contact: Allison Colling (409) 772-2618 acolling@utmb.edu


Story Source:

The above story is based on materials provided by University Of Maryland, Baltimore. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.


Cite This Page:

University Of Maryland, Baltimore. "Women May Be Taking Date-Rape Drug For Mental Health Problems." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 3 May 1998. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/04/980429140006.htm>.
University Of Maryland, Baltimore. (1998, May 3). Women May Be Taking Date-Rape Drug For Mental Health Problems. ScienceDaily. Retrieved July 28, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/04/980429140006.htm
University Of Maryland, Baltimore. "Women May Be Taking Date-Rape Drug For Mental Health Problems." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/04/980429140006.htm (accessed July 28, 2014).

Share This




More Health & Medicine News

Monday, July 28, 2014

Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations


Featured Videos

from AP, Reuters, AFP, and other news services

Trees Could Save More Than 850 Lives Each Year

Trees Could Save More Than 850 Lives Each Year

Newsy (July 27, 2014) A national study conducted by the USDA Forest Service found that trees collectively save more than 850 lives on an annual basis. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com
Google's Next Frontier: The Human Body

Google's Next Frontier: The Human Body

Newsy (July 27, 2014) Google is collecting genetic and molecular information to paint a picture of the perfectly healthy human. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com
What's To Blame For Worst Ebola Outbreak In History?

What's To Blame For Worst Ebola Outbreak In History?

Newsy (July 27, 2014) A U.S. doctor has tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus, as the worst-ever outbreak continues to grow. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com
Losing Sleep Leaves You Vulnerable To 'False Memories'

Losing Sleep Leaves You Vulnerable To 'False Memories'

Newsy (July 27, 2014) A new study shows sleep deprivation can make it harder for people to remember specific details of an event. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com

Search ScienceDaily

Number of stories in archives: 140,361

Find with keyword(s):
Enter a keyword or phrase to search ScienceDaily for related topics and research stories.

Save/Print:
Share:

Breaking News:
from the past week

In Other News

... from NewsDaily.com

Science News

Health News

Environment News

Technology News



Save/Print:
Share:

Free Subscriptions


Get the latest science news with ScienceDaily's free email newsletters, updated daily and weekly. Or view hourly updated newsfeeds in your RSS reader:

Get Social & Mobile


Keep up to date with the latest news from ScienceDaily via social networks and mobile apps:

Have Feedback?


Tell us what you think of ScienceDaily -- we welcome both positive and negative comments. Have any problems using the site? Questions?
Mobile: iPhone Android Web
Follow: Facebook Twitter Google+
Subscribe: RSS Feeds Email Newsletters
Latest Headlines Health & Medicine Mind & Brain Space & Time Matter & Energy Computers & Math Plants & Animals Earth & Climate Fossils & Ruins