Substance / Drug Induced Psychotic Disorder

A substance / drug induced psychotic disorder is characterized by hallucinations and / or delusions, which is characterized by the direct action or abuse of a substance without delirium. Episodes of substance-induced psychosis are common in emergency rooms and crisis centers. There are many triggering substances, including alcohol, amphetamines, cannabis, cocaine, hallucinogens, opioids, phencyclidine (PCP) and sedatives, and anxiolytics. To be considered as a substance-induced psychosis, hallucinations and delusions should…

September 3, 2018