School of Medicine
Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry
Inhalants are often abused due to their ability to acutely induce feelings of euphoria. Difluoroethane is a toxic lipophilic hydrocarbon that crosses the blood-brain barrier and inhibits the central nervous system. Studies have shown the cardiac, renal, and respiratory effects it has when abused; however, our literature review yielded no previous report of acute psychosis after difluoroethane inhalation. In order to prevent poor outcomes by missed diagnosis, we present a case of difluoroethane-induced acute psychosis.
Digital Commons Citation
Novotny, Clara B.; Irvin, Sarah; and Espiridion, Eduardo D., "Acute Psychosis Following 1,1-Difluoroethane Inhalation" (2019). Faculty & Staff Scholarship. 1686.
Novotny, C. B., Irvin, S., & Espiridion, E. D. (2019). Acute Psychosis Following 1,1-Difluoroethane Inhalation. Cureus. https://doi.org/10.7759/cureus.5565