Characteristics of freebase cocaine psychosis.


Psychosis was present in 29 percent of cocaine-disordered patients hospitalized in 1985 during an epidemic of freebase cocaine abuse in the Bahamas. Record reviews revealed that a variety of psychotic phenomenologic patterns were present. Prior major mental disorders and increased dosage of cocaine were more common among psychotic than non-psychotic patients. Violent behavior was common among cocaine patients, especially those with psychosis. We conclude that freebase cocaine psychosis is neither rare nor benign.

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@article{Manschreck1988CharacteristicsOF, title={Characteristics of freebase cocaine psychosis.}, author={Theo C. Manschreck and J. A. Laughery and C. C. Weisstein and Delenya Allen and Brian Humblestone and Marsha A Neville and H. Podlewski and Nirmala Mitra}, journal={The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine}, year={1988}, volume={61}, pages={115 - 122} }