Open Access Research Article

Ideographic Distinctions Between Methamphetamine Induced Persistent Psychosis and Schizophrenic Disorders: A Qualitative Clinical Analysis Toward Differential Diagnosis

Reuben Vaisman-Tzachor*

California Licensed Psychologist, Counseling Center of Santa Monica, USA

Corresponding Author

Received Date: February 11, 2019;  Published Date: April 02, 2019


Clinical presentations of Methamphetamine induced persistent psychosis and Schizophrenic disorders appear similar, causing diagnostic uncertainty and treatment difficulties. The two conditions differ in responses to introduction of anti-psychotic medicines, versus anti-seizure and anti-depressant medicines; they differ in responses to psychotherapy, and they differ in their prognoses. This article makes descriptive distinctions between the conditions that offer differential diagnoses, divergent treatment directions, and calls for future research.

Keywords: Methamphetamine induced persistent psychosis; Schizophrenic disorders

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