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This article reviews the agents that are responsible for producing psychiatric symptoms in an individual as a result of drug abuse, which may lead to delusions and hallucinations. There are several categories of drug that are responsible for producing psychiatric syndromes such as benzodiazepines, cannabis, amphetamines, alcohol, inhalants and hallucinogens. Long term use of these drugs may lead to drug dependence, intoxication and may even worsen the condition. The general management of drug-induced psychiatric disorder is to minimize the use of the drug, gradual withdrawal of the drug and patient counseling.
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