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Hallucinogens and Related Drugs

  • Marc A. Schuckit
Part of the Critical Issues in Psychiatry book series (CIPS)

Abstract

This chapter covers the variety of substances listed in Table 8.1, each of which can enhance sensory perceptions such as colors and sounds. However, the hallucinogens rarely produce schizophrenialike auditory hallucinations without insight in the context of a clear sensorium and, thus, are not truly “psychotomimetic.”1–4 In fact, when hallucinations do occur at high doses of these drugs, they are usually visual in nature, most often involving lights, colors, or geometric shapes, and the user is likely to understand (or have insight) into the relationship between the drug and the hallucinations.

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Nitrous Oxide Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome Toxic Reaction Biological Psychiatry Related Drug 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marc A. Schuckit
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  1. 1.University of California Medical School and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare SystemSan DiegoUSA

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