Cocaine/"crack" dependence among psychiatric inpatients.

  title={Cocaine/"crack" dependence among psychiatric inpatients.},
  author={Gregory C Bunt and Jayanth K. Krishnan and Harold I Lifshutz and R Vivero Castaneda},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={147 11},
The authors studied 40 cocaine-dependent subjects admitted to psychiatric inpatient wards of a metropolitan hospital because of general psychiatric symptoms. The results indicate that the predominant form of cocaine administration (88%) was freebasing "crack." DSM-III-R cluster B personality disorders (N = 17) and schizophrenia (N = 13) constituted the diagnoses for 75% of the sample. Compared to the schizophrenic patients in this cohort, the patients with cluster B personality disorders used… CONTINUE READING