Schizotypy and psychosis-like experiences from recreational cannabis in a non-clinical sample.

@article{Barkus2008SchizotypyAP,
  title={Schizotypy and psychosis-like experiences from recreational cannabis in a non-clinical sample.},
  author={E. J. Barkus and Stephen T. Lewis},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={38 9},
  pages={1267-76}
}
BACKGROUND The relationship between cannabis use and psychosis is still a matter for debate. Accounting for the individual differences in subjective experiences to recreational cannabis use in the general population may hold some clues to the aetiological relationship between cannabis and psychotic symptoms. We hypothesized that schizotypy would account for the individual differences in subjective experiences after cannabis use but not in patterns of use. METHOD In a sample of 532 young… CONTINUE READING

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Our results suggest that cannabis use may reveal an underlying vulnerability to psychosis in those with high schizotypal traits .
Our results suggest that cannabis use may reveal an underlying vulnerability to psychosis in those with high schizotypal traits .
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