Khat and mushrooms associated with psychosis

  title={Khat and mushrooms associated with psychosis},
  author={R. J. Nielen and Frank M.M.A. van der Heijden and S. Tuinier and W. Verhoeven},
  journal={The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry},
  pages={49 - 53}
  • R. J. Nielen, Frank M.M.A. van der Heijden, +1 author W. Verhoeven
  • Published 2004
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry
  • Summary Objective: This paper describes two cases with khat- and two with psilocybin-induced psychoses and draws attention to the medical and social consequences of the use of these drugs. Method: Two male patients are presented who developed relapsing and short-lasting psychotic episodes after chewing kath leaves. In addition, two male patients are reported who showed an acute exacerbation of psychosis after ingestion of psilocybin mushrooms. In addition, a review of the literature is… CONTINUE READING
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