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I feel it crawling under my skin

A 28 year old female was brought to OPD by family members - who had eyes full of tears , sobbing she expressed fear about a strange bug that has been crawling under her skin and there were visible bruises all over her hand and face. She was fearful that she might be drugged by a person at her workplace as the itching started a few hours later. She also expressed very high energy levels , excess joviality and enjoying music throughout that day. The itching grew worse over time and later she felt that there is a bug crawling beneath her skin. The sensation was very painful. She was immediately started with treatment. Opine on the symptoms , phenomenology and drug that might be given to her at workplace. Is it Paranoia she developed accusing a person at her work? Can a drug cause these symptoms. If yes what are these symptoms called.

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The above symptoms described is cocainebugs associated with cocaine abuse , a kind of delusional parasitosis

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Psychosis..? Cacaine induced psychosis..? Management... Treatment. In most substance-induced psychoses, stopping the substance and giving an anxiolytic (eg, a benzodiazepine) or antipsychotic drug is effective. For psychosis due to dopamine-stimulating drugs such as amphetamine, an antipsychotic drug is most effective... Antipsychotic medicines are usually recommended as the first treatment for psychosis. They work by blocking the effect of dopamine, a chemical that transmits messages in the brain...

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? PSYCHOSIS.. ? COCAINE INDUCED PSYCHOSIS..

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Psychitry psychosis sceizopheria

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Psychiatric disorder? Delusions & Illusions ++ Loss of confidence,anxiety & fear +

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Marijuana Heroine Cocaine

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Insect crawling sensations are seen with cocaine addicts... she has fear and also few hrs later excess joviality... ??? Maniac disorder

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Drug abuse. Cocaine indused psychosis . Need . Psychiatrist opinion

THIS IS TYPE OF DRUG IS ILLEGAL STIMULANT AND SOMETIMES USED IN MEDICINALLY AS A LOCAL ANESTHESIA .. COCAINE IS SEDATIVE DRUG ALSO KNOWN AS COCA.

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? Delusional parasitosis I gues

Magnan syndrome
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Psychosis..

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