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Psychosis with coexisting substance misuse: assessment and management in adults and young people.

Creator:

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health

Subject Keywords: Drugs misuse
Topic: Chronic Conditions
Causes
Prevention
Management
Mental Health
Chronic Conditions
Catalogue: Guidance
NICE Guidance
Type: Article
Region: United Kingdom
Description:

This guideline offers best practice advice on the assessment and management of people with psychosis and coexisting substance misuse.

Psychosis is a condition that affects a person’s mental state, including their thoughts, mood and behaviour. The symptoms of psychosis are:
• hallucinations – hearing voices and sometimes seeing things that are not really there
• delusions – having fixed beliefs that are false but which the person believes in completely.

Substance misuse is a broad term encompassing, in this guideline, the harmful use of any psychotropic substance, including alcohol and either legal or illicit drugs. Use of such substances is harmful when it has a negative effect on a person’s life, including their physical and mental health, relationships, work, education and finances or leads to offending behaviour.

Date:

01/01/2011

DOI:

10.14655/6841-70582

Rights: © NICE
Suggested citation:

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health. (2011) Psychosis with coexisting substance misuse: assessment and management in adults and young people. [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/70582 [Accessed: 19th April 2019].

  

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National Drugs Library
 
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