Help with Teenage Drug Psychosis
If you think that your teenager is showing signs of a Drug induced Psychosis it is essential to seek professional medical help immediately.
The two main symptoms of psychosis are:
- Hallucinations – where they hear, see or smell things that are not really there.
- Delusions – where they believe that certain situations are true (although when examined rationally they are not) situations such as a neighbour is secretly planning to kill them.
The combination of hallucinations and delusional thinking can really disrupt an individual's thinking, emotions, perception and behaviour. They also may experience a lack of insight, meaning they are unaware they are thinking and acting strangely.
Due to their lack of insight, it is often down to friends, relatives or carers of people affected by psychosis to seek help for them.
If your child has experienced a psychotic episode and you are looking for a medical diagnosis of the cause or on-going treatment we will be able to help you.
At Clinical Partners we have an experienced team of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Therapists who will be able to help. We work in partnership with the South London and The Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and the National Addiction Centre with some of the leading consultants within this area and working with teenagers affected by drugs and party drugs.
If you are concerned that your teenager needs treatment for drug induced psychosis please call us on 0203 326 9160 to discuss your situation and to arrange a private consultation with one of our team.