Acute psychosis is a common symptom of LSD abuse. LSD affects serotonin levels in the brain, leading to changes in the patient's mood. LSD-induced acute psychosis may lead to self-harm or injury.
LSD is a hallucinogenic substance that leads to altered visual and auditory perception. The individual abusing LSD may experience mystical experiences and a heightened sense of awareness. Some patients report tranquility and euphoria, whereas others may perceive this altered state of consciousness as anxiety-inducing.
Visual hallucinations are commonly seen in individuals abusing LSD. These range from mild visual pulsations (objects “breathing”) to severe.
LSD abuse may trigger feelings of paranoia and a fear of overt psychosis. The individual may demonstrate impulsive behavior and rapid mood swings
Hallucinogenic substances such as LSD cause perceptual distortions that lead to feelings of depersonalization. The individual abusing LSD may believe they are observing themselves having the experience rather than experiencing it firsthand.
LSD abuse may trigger an intense level of anxiety. The individual may experience an increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, and higher body temperature. Sweating and insomnia may also occur.
Individuals abusing LSD may experience "flashbacks" that occur months to years after ingesting LSD. They are defined as spontaneous reoccurrences of the hallucinogenic state despite not taking the drug.
Individuals abusing LSD may experience "flashbacks" that occur months after ingesting LSD. They are defined as spontaneous reoccurrences of the hallucinogenic state despite not taking the drug.
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