Can the intake of a
seemingly harmless substance cause psychotic disorder in people? A psychiatric
condition which stems from the excessive use of any substance is termed as the substance-induced disorder.
In the US alone,
around two million people are said to be suffering from this form of mental
disorder. How a body reacts to certain substances and the severity of the
condition may vary from person to person.
The Classes of Substance
Unlike other psychotic
disorders, substance-induced disorder
cannot exist independently. The substances that have the tendency to impair
people’s mental health are divided into 10 categories.