Schizophrenia, ketamine and cannabis: evidence of overlapping memory deficits.

@article{Fletcher2006SchizophreniaKA,
  title={Schizophrenia, ketamine and cannabis: evidence of overlapping memory deficits.},
  author={Paul C. Fletcher and Garry D. Honey},
  journal={Trends in cognitive sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={167-74}
}
Drug models of mental illness are considered useful if they provoke its characteristic symptoms. In this respect, ketamine and tetrahydrocannabinol (cannabis) are coming under increasing scrutiny as models for schizophrenia. However, although both undoubtedly produce psychotic symptoms characteristic of the disorder, we argue here that, because schizophrenia is also accompanied by cognitive deficits, a full understanding of the impact of these drugs on cognition will be crucial in taking these… CONTINUE READING

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