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Hallucinogen-persisting Perception Disorder in a 21-year-old Man

Muhannad Kurtom

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine


This is a case report of hallucinogen-persisting perception disorder in a 21-year-old man. Hallucinogen-persisting perception disorder, or acute hallucinogen-induced psychosis, is a rare disorder characterized by the presence of flashbacks of visual hallucinations as a result of previous hallucinogenic drug use. There is no standard of treatment, and management involves a combination of pharmaceuticals and lifestyle modifications. The combination of the rarity of the disorder along with the drastic impact this disorder has on a person's life makes this condition unique as compared to other substance-induced conditions.

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