What kind of drugs can make you hallucinate?
The Hallucinogenic Drugs List
- LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide/Acid) LSD is probably the drug most people think of when they hear the word “hallucinogen”.
- DMT and Ayahuasca.
- Psilocybin (Magic Mushrooms)
- Salvia Divinorum.
- PCP (Angel Dust)
People can experience hallucinations when they're high on illegal drugs such as amphetamines, cocaine, LSD or ecstasy. They can also occur during withdrawal from alcohol or drugs if you suddenly stop taking them. Drug-induced hallucinations are usually visual, but they may affect other senses.
- Clozapine and quetiapine are examples of neuroleptic drugs that may help treat hallucinations in Parkinson's disease. Other problems that occur as a result of hallucination such as memory disturbance, sleep disorder, depression, anxiety and associated panic attacks may also need to be managed with treatment.
- Sir: Antidepressants have been noted to cause hallucinations, often with drug overdose, but also in rare instances as a side effect at therapeutic dose. Bupropion, tricyclics, and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have most often been cited as the causative agents.
- Possibly the most common side effects of any prescription drug are gastrointestinal issues, including nausea, constipation and diarrhea, because most drugs go through the digestive system to be absorbed. Other common effects include drowsiness, pain and skin reactions.
Which Conditions Can Present With Visual Hallucinations?
- Psychosis (schizophrenia/schizoaffective disorder).
- Charles Bonnet syndrome.
- Anton's syndrome.
- Peduncular hallucinosis.
- Psychotic disorder due to another medical condition: Hallucinations, delusions, or other symptoms may happen because of another illness that affects brain function, such as a head injury or brain tumor. Paraphrenia: This condition has symptoms similar to schizophrenia. It starts late in life, when people are elderly.
- If dementia is caught early, then its progression can be slowed. Hallucinations can also be an early warning sign of Alzheimer's disease in the elderly. Another fairly common cause of visual hallucinations in the elderly is Charles Bonnet Syndrome. This syndrome only affects those who have impaired vision.
- Hallucinations and delusions are symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. With hallucinations or delusions, people do not experience things as they really are. Delusions are false beliefs. Even if you give evidence about something to the person with dementia, she will not change her belief.
Parkinson's disease, depression, psychosis, and epilepsy medications may trigger hallucination symptoms. Other conditions can also cause hallucinations. These causes can include: terminal illnesses, such as AIDS, brain cancer, or kidney and liver failure.
- Dopamine. In schizophrenia (SCZ), there is evidence that very high levels of dopamine in the limbic system play a major role in emergence of hallucinations and delusions. Antipsychotic medications, which block central dopamine activity, alleviate the hallucinations of psychosis.
- Negative symptoms include blunting of affect, poverty of speech and thought, apathy, anhedonia, reduced social drive, loss of motivation, lack of social interest, and inattention to social or cognitive input.
- Paranoia is the irrational and persistent feeling that people are 'out to get you'. The three main types of paranoia include paranoid personality disorder, delusional (formerly paranoid) disorder and paranoid schizophrenia.
Updated: 8th October 2018