Practice Level: Advanced
Issues related to substance-induced psychosis are important for clinicians to understand so that they can properly assess and determine root cause when patients manifest signs of mental illness. Factors related to substance-induced psychosis vary depending on the patient’s age, type and frequency of drug used. Early intervention by a qualified and knowledgeable health clinician is critical to help patients obtain the needed treatment and to avoid patient risk of harm to self and harm to others. A high risk factor that clinicians should always keep at the forefront of medical management in cases of substance-induced psychosis is that individuals with a history of psychosis can have a higher than average suicide rate.
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- Define Substance-induced Psychosis
- Discuss Methamphetamine Use And Addiction
- Explain Substance Use Type And Withdrawal
- Describe Illegal Street Drugs And Psychosis
- Describe Treatment Options For Substance-Induced Psychosis
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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