Clinical features of cocaine-induced paranoia.

  title={Clinical features of cocaine-induced paranoia.},
  author={Sally L. Satel and Steven M. Southwick and Frank H. Gawin},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={148 4},
OBJECTIVE The authors' objective was to assess the frequency and nature of cocaine-induced paranoia. METHOD They interviewed 50 cocaine-dependent men consecutively admitted to a 28-day rehabilitation program. RESULTS Thirty-four (68%) of the 50 men reported highly distressing transient paranoid states in the context of cocaine use. The men who experienced paranoia did not differ from those who did not in age, race, or measures of cocaine use. The mean duration and amount of cocaine use… CONTINUE READING

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