Lifetime positive symptoms in patients with schizophrenia and cannabis abuse are partially explained by co-morbid addiction

@article{Dubertret2006LifetimePS,
  title={Lifetime positive symptoms in patients with schizophrenia and cannabis abuse are partially explained by co-morbid addiction},
  author={Caroline Dubertret and Isabelle Bidard and Jean Ad{\`e}s and Philip Gorwood},
  journal={Schizophrenia Research},
  year={2006},
  volume={86},
  pages={284-290}
}
Recent prospective findings have shown that cannabis use by young people could be a risk factor for psychotic symptoms in adulthood, but the long-term impact of cannabis abuse on the clinical features of declared schizophrenia remains to be explored. We assessed the independent influence of cannabis abuse on the clinical symptoms of schizophrenia, after controlling for frequently co-occurring addictive disorders. Patients with schizophrenia, and with (N=66), or without (N=139) cannabis abuse… CONTINUE READING

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