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Drug Induced Psychosis

Drug induced psychosis–also known as substance induced psychotic disorder–refers to an episode of hallucinations and/or delusions experienced as a result of a substance. This condition can result from the use, misuse, or stop-use of a certain drug. People most often experience drug induced psychosis due to: having too much of a substance an adverse reaction […]

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