Unfortunately, the majority of the long term effects of LSD are not treatable. Flashbacks, psychosis, and mental illness can be treated but not cured. Recognizing the symptoms is crucial to managing and treating all of these negative effects. Many researchers state that the long term physical, mental, and indirect effects cannot be predicted and this is what makes LSD use dangerous. Each person reacts differently to the mind altering hallucinations, some create new consciousness while others create a vast horror filled world. Who creates which is unpredictable as are what the long term consequences of LSD use are.
While a psychotic reaction can occur following any method of use, emergency room responders have seen an increasing number of cases involving marijuana edibles. Some people (especially preteens and teens) who know very little about edibles don't realize that it takes longer for the body to feel marijuana’s effects when eaten rather than smoked. So they consume more of the edible, trying to get high faster or thinking they haven't taken enough. In addition, some babies and toddlers have been seriously ill after ingesting marijuana or marijuana edibles left around the house.