Drug induced psychiatric disorder-A mini review

  • Nivetha S. R Department of Pharmacy Practice, Vinayaka Mission’s College of Pharmacy, Vinayaka Mission’s Research Foundation (Deemed to be University), Salem -636008, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Divya M Department of Pharmacy Practice, Vinayaka Mission’s College of Pharmacy, Vinayaka Mission’s Research Foundation (Deemed to be University), Salem -636008, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Arul B Department of Pharmacy Practice, Vinayaka Mission’s College of Pharmacy, Vinayaka Mission’s Research Foundation (Deemed to be University), Salem -636008, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Kothai R Department of Pharmacy Practice, Vinayaka Mission’s College of Pharmacy, Vinayaka Mission’s Research Foundation (Deemed to be University), Salem -636008, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Psychiatric disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, hallucinations, delusions, drug dependency, drug abuse, sedative effect

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2019-10-16
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Nivetha S. R, Divya M, Arul B, & Kothai R. (2019). Drug induced psychiatric disorder-A mini review. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 10(4), 3263-3268. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v10i4.1631
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