Andrew C Furman

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Cannabis dependence is a prevalent comorbid substance use disorder among patients early in the course of a schizophrenia-spectrum disorder. Determining risk factors for substance abuse may be helpful in designing interventions to reduce the psychosocial morbidity associated with substance abuse among this population. This study aimed to determine whether or(More)
Sotos syndrome, or cerebral gigantism, is a syndrome of accelerated growth during early childhood, and a number of craniofacial and other physical abnormalities are commonly present. Behavioral and psychiatric manifestations of the disorder include attention deficits, aggressiveness, and social inhibition. The authors describe a case of psychosis that(More)
Spirituality, religiosity, and spiritual/religious well-being are relatively understudied in the context of severe mental illnesses. Nonetheless, individuals dealing with such disorders, including schizophrenia, often make use of spirituality and religious affiliation as coping resources. In this preliminary study, we examined correlations between(More)
Substance use disorders, especially cannabis abuse and dependence, are common comorbid diagnoses among patients in the early course of schizophrenia. Some prior research suggests that individuals with schizophrenia and related disorders and comorbid substance abuse may have fewer negative symptoms than those without substance abuse. This pilot study(More)
Published just over a century ago, Robert Frost’s Mending Wall stands as one of the most eloquent meditations on boundaries and the complex and nuanced role they play in interpersonal relationships. Often anthologized, and perhaps as often misunderstood, Mending Wall has much to teach medical educators and practicing clinicians about the physician-patient(More)
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