Substance use and psychosis

In the video, we discuss how does psychosis affect our perception of reality, paranoia, and visual hallucination? What is the connection between dopamine, meth, and psychosis? The discussion further elaborates why some people are more prone to psychosis. Learn of the factors and the triggers of psychosis even after prolonged periods of abstinence from meth and reuse. Why does psychosis return for some individuals? Explore what goes in the brain when it is overloaded with dopamine and how this affects the brain’s garbage collector cells (microglia), which in turn causes oxidative stress and an increase in free radicals in the brain. What is the outcome of repeated dopamine overload in the brain, and how does this affect neuroplasticity?

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