Lysergic Acid Diethylamides (LSD) are a group of drugs used to treat schizophrenia and mood disorders.
They are produced by the pharmaceutical company Seroquel.
A study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry found that in the US alone, between one-quarter and one-third of those on seroquel had experienced psychotic symptoms, such as hallucinations, delusions, panic attacks and depression.
According to the study, there were also cases of psychosis in individuals who had taken lysergics before.
Lysergic-related illnesses have increased in recent years, particularly in the UK.
In 2016, more than 1.4 million people in the country took the drugs, including more than 600,000 people who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia.
However, many of these people did not have any other symptoms, meaning they were not diagnosed as having a mental illness.
The drug is still legal in the United Kingdom, and in the U.S. in some states it can be prescribed for conditions such as schizophrenia.
If you think you or someone you know has had psychotic symptoms or if you are concerned about someone’s mental health, you should call NHS 111, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8255) or your local emergency services.
A report from the British Medical Journal found that lysergic use is linked to a higher risk of mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, panic disorders, PTSD, depression, and alcohol dependence.