Article 9 - Substance Induced Psychotic Disorders
What are Substance Induced Psychotic Disorders (SIPDs)?
This refers to the development of mental symptoms as the result of using substances.
What substances can cause SIPDs?
Any substance can cause various mental problems, but the most common culprits for causing SIPD’s are:
When does the SIPD appear?
Who can suffer from SIPDs?
The short answer to this is – anyone who uses mood and mind altering substances, even once. This is why we can refer to an SIPD as the landmine of substance abuse – we just never can tell when it is lurking there!
Factors which heighten the risk:-
*Treatment should be sought immediately when the psychotic symptoms appear noticedevident. Treatment will include anti-psychotic medication and counselling.
The safest way to prevent being blown up is not to walk through a minefield!
Why risk it?
Where to get help?
If you, or someone you know needs help with SIPDs or any Alcohol or other drug related enquiry, please don’t hesitate to call the CAPE TOWN DRUG COUNSELLING CENTRE
0214478026 or 0814785097 firstname.lastname@example.org