What Is Mental And Behavioral Disorders Due To Use Of Cannabinoids
Published on Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 at 8:03 pm and is filed under Mental Disorders
What Causes Mental and behavioral disorders due to use of cannabinoids? How to determine the symptoms / how to diagnose and what kind of treatment is available for this disorder.
It is believed that 10 to 60 percent of teenagers have tried to use cannabinoids, but there are daily used by about 2% of the students.
What Causes Mental and behavioral disorders due to use of cannabinoids:
Crushed leaves and flowers of cannabis (marijuana, marijuana) are also used for making hashish – resin, which contains a concentrate of the substance. Brewing, smoking, eating leads to narcotic intoxication due to Tetrahydrocannabinol, cannabidiol and kannabiolu, that bind to the receptors of the neurons that contain proteins. Depending on the dose is having a stimulating, sedative and hallucinogenic effect.
Symptoms of mental and behavioral disorders due to use of cannabinoids:
It is characterized by relaxation and euphoria, dilated pupils, conjunctival hyperemia, dry mucous membranes, increased appetite, rhinitis. There is also speech indistinct, broken complex motor function and coordination, and also sharp increase in libido and appetite (ravenous appetite).
The consume with harmful consequences
It is characterized by chronic fatigue and lethargy, chronic nausea and vomiting, headaches, irritability. Swelling of the tongue palate, dry, nonproductive cough, nasal congestion, chronic bronchitis, the weakening of eye reactions, impotence and infertility. Panic attacks, suicide attempts, deteriorating short-term memory, depression, social withdrawal, cessation of activity.
Mostly is psychological dependence. Patients are motivated to reapply the weakening of mental processes.
The symptoms are weak physical dependence and withdrawal syndrome, irritability, increased sleep time, loss of appetite, insomnia, chills, tremors, sweating, myalgia, photophobia, anorexia.
Hallucinatory paintings incorporating auditory and visual hallucinations, symptom of schizophreniform states with the openness of thought, first-rank symptoms, depersonalization, characteristic of schizophrenia. It is pronounced depression and dementia, loss of cognitive abilities.
Fixation amnestic disorder.
Residual state and a psychotic disorder with a lag debut
Personality changes to social isolation, apathy, and hallucinatory episodes SLP with depersonalization, loss of insight and cognitive impairment.
Diagnosis of mental and behavioral disorders due to use of cannabinoids:
Clinic of acute intoxication, the history and analysis of urine for cannabinoids.
It should be differentiated from mental behavioral disorders due to use of other substances.
Treatment of mental and behavioral disorders due to use of cannabinoids:
Methods of behavior therapy and psychotherapy. In the treatment of acute intoxication – there are used benzodiazepines with anti-disturbing effect.