Aspirin-use disorder is an underreported condition. Identification of the signs and symptoms of aspirin misuse are important in light of prevalent non-prescribed medicine/over-the-counter medication (NPM/OTC) misuse. We discuss here the case of a patient with a history of chronic aspirin misuse who presented to the emergency department with salicylate intoxication and described elation secondary to deliberate aspirin consumption. This case highlights the importance of screening for NPM/OTC medication misuse in at-risk populations.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Psychiatry and Mental health
- aspirin misuse
- non-prescribed medication misuse
- Other specified substance use disorder
- over-the-counter medication misuse