Acute psychosis is a common symptom of LSD abuse. LSD affects serotonin levels in the brain and affects the patient's mood. Acute psychosis induces LSD hallucinations that may lead to self-injury.
LSD is a hallucinogenic substance that leads to altered states of visual and auditory perceptions. The individual abusing LSD may experience mystical experiences and a heightened sense of awareness. They may feel at peace with self and the universe.
Visual hallucinations are commonly seen in individuals abusing LSD. The degree of these vivid altered perceptions of reality may be mild to severe.
LSD abuse may trigger feelings of paranoia and fears of going insane. The individual may demonstrate impulsive behavior and rapid shifts in emotions.
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.
LSD abuse may trigger a panic reaction involving an intense level of anxiety, fear, and stimulation. The individual may experience increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, and higher body temperature. Sweating and feelings of sleeplessness may occur.
Anxiety caused by ingesting LSD activates the sympathetic nervous system and results in tachycardia.
Individuals abusing LSD may experience "flashbacks" that occur months after ingesting LSD. They are defined as spontaneous reoccurrences of the hallucinogenic state despite taking the drug.
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