Hallucinogen persisting perception disorder

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What is hallucinogen persisting perception disorder?

Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder (HPPD) is a condition that can rarely occur following use of a hallucinogenic drug such as LSD. HPPD is characterized by visual disturbances, flashbacks, color changes, trailing objects and others. It can cause distressing symptoms and may last for years.

Common symptoms reported by people with hallucinogen persisting perception disorder

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with hallucinogen persisting perception disorder

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Powder City L-Theanine)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mag Malate Renew)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Namenda)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with hallucinogen persisting perception disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with hallucinogen persisting perception disorder

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Powder City L-Theanine)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mag Malate Renew)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Namenda)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with hallucinogen persisting perception disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has hallucinogen persisting perception disorder on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 3
30s 3
40s 2
50s 4
60s 1
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

62% Female
38% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 2
Not Diagnosed 5

These charts show data from hallucinogen persisting perception disorder patients who have completed their condition history
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