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Cannabis Not the Only Drug Linked to Schizophrenia

(7/15/2013)

Cannabis Not the Only Drug Linked to Schizophrenia
Psych Central
July 13, 2013

Psychosis that results from the use of several types of illegal drugs is strongly associated with a future clinical diagnosis of schizophrenia, new research suggests.  The findings showed that those who suffered from psychosis resulting from cannabis, or polypharmacy (the use of multiple substances), that required hospitalization had the greatest increased risk of developing schizophrenia.  Conversion rates to schizophrenia were also high for those who had had episodes of stimulant- and opioid-induced psychoses.  Furthermore, the researchers found that the majority of patients who converted to schizophrenia did so within five years of their substance-induced hospitalization.

View the full article here: http://psychcentral.com/news/2013/07/13/cannabis-not-the-only-drug-linked-to-schizophrenia/57177.html


 


Keywords: cannabis, drug, link, schizophrenia



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