Cannabis psychosis and paranoid schizophrenia.

  title={Cannabis psychosis and paranoid schizophrenia.},
  author={V R Thacore and Shalja Ratan Shukla},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  volume={33 3},
The initial clinical symptoms of 25 consecutive cases of cannabis psychosis of the paranoid type and 25 consecutive cases of paranoid schizophrenia were studied and compared, in order to delineate features that would enable a differentiation of the two conditions. It was observed that the patients with cannabis psychosis substantially differed in terms of behavioral manifestations. Most of these patients were violent and panicky and demonstrated bizzare behavior, but they possessed some insight… CONTINUE READING

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