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3rd Edition of Global Conference on

Addiction Medicine, Behavioral Health and Psychiatry

October 24-26, 2022 | Orlando, Florida, USA

GAB 2021

Hallucinogen-persisting Perception Disorder after First Time Psilocybin Mushroom Consumption Case Report

Speaker at Addiction Medicine, Behavioral Health and Psychiatry 2021 - Michelle Blain
Kaweah Health Medical Center, United States
Title : Hallucinogen-persisting Perception Disorder after First Time Psilocybin Mushroom Consumption Case Report

Abstract:

Hallucinogen-persisting perception disorder (HPPD) is a poorly understood disorder which is characterized by visual disturbances, distortions, and flashbacks after hallucinogen consumption. This disorder is rarely diagnosed in the clinical setting, with very limited literature found; however, can cause significant impairment in patients’ lives. This is a case report of a 22-year-old female patient who developed persistent visual disturbances and distressing traumatic flashbacks after first-time consumption of psilocybin mushrooms. After outpatient treatment with risperidone, her symptoms worsened. She was diagnosed with hallucinogen-persisting perception disorder and treated with anticonvulsant medication. This report will explore a rare and underdiagnosed disorder, discuss possible etiology of HPPD, as well as elaborate on comorbidities with other psychiatric conditions. Possible pharmacotherapy, such as benzodiazepines, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, alpha-2 agonists, and anticonvulsants, will also be discussed. What was once considered to be a fallacy in the 1960s to deter people from recreational drug use, may in fact carry clinical significance in the psychiatric and primary care domains today.

Biography:

Dr. Blain studied Neuroscience and French at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and graduated with her Bachelor of Science in 2013. At that time, she participated in Neuroscience research evaluating executive function in school-aged children. She then received her osteopathic medical degree from Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2019. Dr. Blain is currently a third year Family Medicine resident at Kaweah Health Medical Center in Visalia, California.

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