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Can drug use cause mental illness?

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Asked: 2018-06-30 16:49:12
Hey there, I'm looking for information about mental illness caused by drug abuse. My sister is going through a pretty serious psychosis and has been using drugs the last five years. When her excessive drug use be the cause for mental illness and the psychosis she is having.


Answered: 2018-07-01 17:05:15

Mental illness is a common after result of street drug use, especially if drugs are used long term.


Answered: 2018-07-01 17:45:51

There is much complexity to this question. In short, yes drug abuse can cause mental health problems. On the other side of that, some people use drugs to self medicate exsisting mental illnesses.

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