Practice Level: Intermediate
Users of hallucinogens and dissociative drugs are often drawn in by the promise of a relaxed, vivid dream-like state. However, the truth is that these drugs often leave the user unable to differentiate between fantasy and reality, disrupting their ability to think and communicate and leading to intense feelings of panic and paranoia. An array of physical effects, in the worst-case scenario, can be fatal. Clinicians must be prepared to address the psychiatric effects of hallucinogen drug use as well as addiction treatment.
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- Discuss the history of hallucinogen use
- Identify the various types of hallucinogens
- Explain treatment of hallucinogen addiction
- Describe the hallucinogenic experience
- Hallucinogen And Dissociative Drug Toxicity
- History And Use Of Hallucinogens
- Categorizing And Grouping Hallucinogens
- Epidemiology of Hallucinogen Use
- Hallucinogen Use And Clinical Presentation
- Medical Care Of Patients Using Hallucinogens
- Complications Of Acute And Outpatient Care
- The Hallucinogenic Experience
- Emergency Evaluation And Differential Diagnosis
- Treatment And Management Of Hallucinogen Use
- Emergency Medical Care
- Goals Of Pharmacotherapy
- Inpatient And Outpatient Care
- Psychedelic Medication And Illness
- Designer Drugs
Jassin M. Jouria, MD
Jassin M. Jouria is a medical doctor, professor of academic medicine, and medical author. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and has completed his clinical clerkship training in various teaching hospitals throughout New York, including King’s County Hospital Center and Brookdale Medical Center, among others. Dr. Jouria has served as a test prep tutor and instructor for Kaplan. He has developed several medical courses and curricula for a variety of educational institutions. Dr. Jouria has also served on multiple levels in the academic field including faculty member and Department Chair. Dr. Jouria continues to serves as a Subject Matter Expert for several continuing education organizations covering multiple basic medical sciences.
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