Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by fundamental distortions of thinking and perception with inappropriate or blunted affect. The person loses his/ her contact with reality are result in impairment in functioning.
Although schizophrenia has a genetic basis, such a state can be induced through drugs.
Any drug that can change a person’s behaviour, thinking and perception may trigger symptoms of schizophrenia. The condition can last from few hours to few months. Excessive use of drugs leads to alteration in the neurochemicals in the brain that can lead to permanent damage. Mentioned below is a list of some drugs that can lead to such condition.
Drug induced schizophrenia may present itself as a cluster of various symptoms. They occur immediately after the use of psychoactive drug (usually within 48 hours of use). The onset can also be late occurring 2 weeks after the substance use. It is characterized by: –
If you experience any of the following symptoms, immediately seek help from psychiatric hospital. Rehab centre in Delhi NCR provide rehabilitation services for drug induced schizophrenia.
In many cases, the symptoms resolve quickly after a period of abstinence. However, drugs like cocaine and amphetamines may takes weeks or even months to resolve. If the symptoms persist despite the abstinence from the drug, there are high chances of a mental illness. In any case, intervention is required.
Here at Tulasi Healthcare, a rehab centre in Delhi NCR, a holistic approach is taken towards drug induced schizophrenia. A combination of both pharmacological and psychological intervention is applied. The pharmacological treatment takes in account the psychotic symptoms whereas psychological treatment focuses on underling personality or mental health issues and rehabilitation back in the society.
Tulasi Healthcare, one of the best Psychiatry hospitals in India, offers a comprehensive approach and provide a healing environment for people struggling with substance use disorder and comorbid mental illnesses.