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Re: Can alcohol worsen psychosis?

Posted by Tomatheus on June 21, 2014, at 22:49:31

In reply to Can alcohol worsen psychosis?, posted by vbs on June 21, 2014, at 11:41:01


My guess would be that alcohol could worsen psychosis -- at least in some individuals -- possibly by interfering with the effectiveness of antipsychotic medications. In what I've read about schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, I've repeatedly come across statements indicating that alcohol interferes with antipsychotic medications, although I don't know if there are any scientific studies to back up such statements. I have some sort of psychotic disorder myself and don't drink very often, but there have been a few occasions since the onset of my psychosis when I've had more to drink than I probably should have. I don't recall noticing an increase in the severity of my psychotic symptoms on the occasions when I had perhaps too much to drink, but I wouldn't take that to mean that alcohol absolutely cannot worsen psychosis in anybody with a psychotic disorder.


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