- Written by Marcel Gemme C.C.D.C
Psychotic Cause and Effect
A family member is actingdrug use is quite possibly the cause of the psychotic behavior.. You are not sure how it came to this, you only know that the beloved person is not acting as he normally would. What could be the cause? It is time to do some research. Is there a history of mental illness? If not, then you are even more certain that something either traumatic or drug induced could very well be the cause. Being psychotic means a person has lost touch with reality and has become delusional. Having a psychotic disorder could be hereditary or a person could have been born with some defect that could cause it. However, if this seems to have been brought on after a person has lived a normal and productive life as a child or young person, then delving deeper needs to become a priority as
Drugs get into a person's bloodstream and then go straight to the brain, causing it to become altered. Anything that alters the brain can cause a difference in how a person thinks and acts. That is why so many people on drugs also have a mental problem at the same time because the drugs have not only damaged them physically but psychologically as well. Being psychotic is a common side effect of long-term drug or alcohol use and has to be handled accordingly.
Getting the person to admit that he has a drug problem through an intervention or through a doctor being brought into the situation is the first step to help the person acting psychotic. Call a helpline to see what can be done to help your loved one. A counselor can help find the best possible course of action for your family's particular situation and will help you to get things started. Once you are on your way to a treatment course that works for your loved one, the psychotic episodes could become a thing of the past as the withdrawal process for recovery begins to work.