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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 49 (2007) 10, 763 - 767

Case report

Khat-induced psychosis?

G. Degraeve

summary
Khat is a drug endemic in East Africa, whose active ingredient has amphetamine-like effects. Khat might induce psychosis, but there is no consensus about this in the literature. Two cases of suspected khat-induced psychosis are presented. Treatment of choice appears to be discontinuation of khat use, possibly combined with treatment with an antipsychotic.

 

keywords catha, psychotic disorders, substance-induced psychosis