Substance abuse and psychosis


For this assignment, write a paper that assesses the relationship  between substance use disorders and psychosis. Drawing on at least five research articles published in  peer-reviewed journals (published in the past 5 years), select an  explanatory model that you feel best explains the relation between  substance abuse and psychosis in co-occurring disorders. Include in your  paper, the following information: Explore the issue of whether or not substance abuse can cause psychosis. Discuss psychotic-like symptoms that that may be due to  physiological or neurological effects of substance abuse, such as  intoxication, hallucinosis, or withdrawal. Explore examples of self-medication as a reaction to psychotic symptoms and how this may lead to a substance use disorder. Discuss any other factors (e.g., environmental, genetic) that may  lead to developing a mental illness and/or substance use disorder. Address effective approaches to treatment for patients dually diagnosed with psychosis and a substance use disorder.

Length: 5-7 pages, not including title and reference pages.

Your  paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and  concepts by providing new thoughts and insights  relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly  writing and current APA standards. 

Due: November 29, 2018 by 10pm EST

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