Changing patterns of illicit substance use among schizophrenic patients: 1984-1996.

Abstract

Over 1,700 psychiatric emergency room visits of schizophrenic and schizoaffective patients between 1984 and 1996 were reviewed, and urine drug screens (UDS) were recorded. Illicit drug use increased significantly over the 12-year period, with a large increase for cocaine (0% to 73% of positive UDS), a decline for amphetamines (60% to 0%), and a small… (More)

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