Journal of Addiction and Dependence
Cannabis Induced Psychosis Treatment: An Original Approach
Substance Abuse Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
Jamshid Ahmadi, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Founder and Director, Substance Abuse Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran. E-mail: Jamshid_Ahmadi@yahoo.com
Ahmadi, J. Cannabis Induced Psychosis Treatment: An Original Approach. (2016) J Addict Depend 2(2): 1- 2.
Â© 2016 Ahmadi, J. This is an Open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
KeywordsCannabis; Psychosis; ECT
Background: Cannabis use disorders and induced disorders are common in the world.
Objective: To discuss an emergency psychotic patient having diagnosis of cannabis induced psychosis with severe use disorder who responded successfully to Electro Convulsive Therapy (ECT).
Results: The patient improved after ECT administration.
Discussion: This study clarified that ECT could be life saving in this serious situation.
Conclusion: ECT is a good choice in the treatment of cannabis induced psychosis and cannabis withdrawal symptoms.