Does giving up substance use work for patients with psychosis? A systematic meta-analysis.

@article{Mullin2012DoesGU,
  title={Does giving up substance use work for patients with psychosis? A systematic meta-analysis.},
  author={Katherine Mullin and Pal Gupta and Michael Compton and Olav Nielssen and Anthony Harris and Matthew Michael Large},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry},
  year={2012},
  volume={46 9},
  pages={826-39}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the extent to which ceasing the use of cannabis or other substances reduces the symptoms and social disability associated with psychotic illness. METHODS The electronic databases CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE and PsycINFO were searched for peer-reviewed publications in English that report data about the characteristics of current and former substance-using patients diagnosed with psychotic illnesses. The searches yielded 328 articles, of which 23 studies met the inclusion… CONTINUE READING

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