Effects of cocaine on hospital course in schizophrenia.

  title={Effects of cocaine on hospital course in schizophrenia.},
  author={John P. Seibyl and Sally L. Satel and Dick Anthony and Steven M. Southwick and John H. Krystal and Dennis S. Charney},
  journal={The Journal of nervous and mental disease},
  volume={181 1},
The authors selected at random every fourth inpatient chart (N = 79) of patients enrolled in a schizophrenia clinic for analysis of substance use patterns and psychiatric hospitalizations. Patients were divided into three groups based on operationally defined lifetime drug use histories: a) cocaine and other substance use; b) substance use without cocaine; and c) no substance use. All available hospital records were examined for presenting symptoms and psychosocial functioning at admission… CONTINUE READING