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Psychosis and Substance Abuse
An analysis of the relationship between psychosis and substance abuse within young people.
# 99364 | 1,012 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Nov 05, 2007 in Psychology (Disorders) , Psychology (Alcohol and Drugs)

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This paper discusses the form of psychosis that is created in the individual due to substance abuse. The paper also explains that, because of the variety of uncertainties that exist in relation to psychosis, the need for early treatment of psychotic patients is significant. Additionally, the paper looks at how early interventions have the ability to reduce the episodes of psychotic behavior in individuals and that the key to addressing the issue is providing programs that can fulfill that function in society.

From the Paper:

"The seriousness of psychosis in patients, however, cannot be overlooked. Individuals that continue to go untreated for psychosis will experience longer periods of psychotic behavior over time. Furthermore, each extended period of psychotic behavior may become more intense, with depression that is associated with the psychosis leading to suicide ("Early Psychosis"). There are drug interventions that can be used for psychotic patients. However, as Shaler points out, when there is substance abuse related to the psychosis of the individual, drug interventions may create additional mental health issues that defeat the efforts of treatment (Shaler). "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "Definition of Psychosis". Medicine Net. 30 August 2006. <>
  • "Early Psychosis: Detection, Assessment and Treatment". Psych Direct. 30 August 2006. <>
  • "Not for Service: Experiences of Injustice and Despair in Mental Health Care in Australia". MHCA. 2005. 30 August 2006. <>
  • Shaler, Jeffrey. "Psychosis". Shafer Drug Library. 1996. 30 August 2006. <>

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