Fenetheylline in the Middle East, a thriving trade in the post-Sa | 6528
Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy

Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy
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Fenetheylline in the Middle East, a thriving trade in the post-Saddam era

International Conference on Positive Psychology and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

June 13-14, 2016 Philadelphia, USA

Ahmed M Lutfi Al-Imam

University of Hertfordshire, UK
University of Baghdad, Iraq

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Psychol Psychother

Abstract :

Objective: To collect up to date knowledge using a systematic review of the literature and to get evidence based data concerning Fenethylline and its illegal commerce in the region of the Middle East after 2003. Methods: Four main medical literature databases were scrutinized using a list of pre-specified keywords. Additionally, social networks and other resources were utilized to retrieve relevant data. The total number of references that were used in this paper is 22. Results: The literature search was conducted from the 3rd of December to the 29th of December 2015. The search was done from Baghdad, Iraq via the Earthlink-Telenet Internet Service Provider (ISP). The Total Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs) were 463137. The highest SERPs were for the keywords â�?�?Amphetamineâ�? and â�?�?Fittonâ�?. Google Scholar and PubMed were the databases that scored the highest SERPs. Captagon is a dangerous psychoactive substance. Its production was officially stopped in the 1980s. Currently, Captagon, and counterfeit Captagon are being illegally produced in South-East Europe and trafficked to the region of the Middle East. Conclusion: In the post-Saddam era of the Middle East, this substance has been traded and distributed at an exponential rate. The main explanation is that the rise of this illegal commerce is related to the chaos and the lack of order in the regions of conflict and civil war in Syria and Iraq in particular.

Biography :

Ahmed M Lutfi Al-Imam is a medical Doctor and a Dermatologist from Iraq. He has completed his MSc (Dermatology) in UK. Currently, he works as a Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Baghdad. He has teaching experience in the fields of Human Anatomy, Surgical Pathology and tissue processing. His research interests include novel psychoactive substances, skin and hair disorders and biomedical applications. His doctorate thesis (PhD in Medicine) at the University of Hertfordshire will deploy comprehensive mapping of the Dark Web, in relation to the Performance and Image Enhancing Drugs (PIEDs). His latest invention patency was on Intermittent Pneumatic Compression (IPC) devices for management of bed-ridden and elderly patients with chronic venous insufficiency.