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Early psychosis for the non-specialist doctor

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: (Published 08 November 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j4578
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Although medication induced psychotic symptoms were in one of the tables , there was no mention of drug combinations (including the benzodiazepines, even if just prescribed for sleeping). These psychotic effects may be exacerbated by caffeine and can also occur on withdrawal.

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22 November 2017
Elizabeth H Price
Retired medical practitioner