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A 17-year-old male asked:

can psychosis happen from a week of alcohol abuse 6 days of drinking till black out with very little sleep and one meal a day only and paranoia?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
YEs: Yes that type of binging and abuse to your body can cause psychosis.

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