Clinical Features of Phencyclidine Abuse

1. Behavior changes include violence, belligerence, hyperactivity, catatonia, psychosis, anxiety, impairment of attention or memory, difficulty communicating.

2. Perceptual disturbances include paranoia, hallucinations, confusion.

3. Physical Exam: fever, diaphoresis, mydriasis.

4. Toxicology: can be detected in urine for up to 5 days after ingestion.

C. Addiction: No evidence of physical dependence occurs but tolerance to the effects can occur.

D. Withdrawal: Signs of depression can occur during withdrawal.

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