Does accumulating exposure to illicit drugs bring forward the age at onset in schizophrenia?

@article{Power2013DoesAE,
  title={Does accumulating exposure to illicit drugs bring forward the age at onset in schizophrenia?},
  author={Brian D. Power and Milan Dragovi{\'c} and A. Jablensky and Nicholas C. Stefanis},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry},
  year={2013},
  volume={47 1},
  pages={51-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Whilst cannabis has been associated with an earlier age at onset in schizophrenia, the impact of amphetamine and/or cocaine plus cannabis consumption on age at onset remains unclear. The present study was designed to test the hypothesis that consumption of amphetamine and/or cocaine in addition to cannabis would lead to an earlier age at onset of schizophrenia than that seen for cannabis consumption alone. A secondary objective was to determine what kind of effect additional substance… CONTINUE READING
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