What is Drug induced Psychosis?

Drug-induced psychosis is a condition that can occur as a result of drug use, where a person experiences symptoms that are similar to those of schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders. Psychosis is a mental state where a person experiences a loss of touch with reality, often experiencing delusions, hallucinations, and disordered thinking.

Drug-induced psychosis can be caused by a range of different substances, including stimulants such as cocaine and methamphetamine, hallucinogens such as LSD and PCP, and certain prescription medications such as steroids and antidepressants. The onset of symptoms can vary depending on the substance and the individual, but can occur suddenly and last for days or weeks.

Symptoms of drug-induced psychosis can include paranoia, delusions, hallucinations, disorganized thinking, and behavior that is bizarre or aggressive. Treatment may involve detoxification from the drug and the use of antipsychotic medications to manage symptoms. It is important to seek medical attention if you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of drug-induced psychosis, as it can be a serious and potentially life-threatening condition.

Shervan K Shahhian

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