Significance of cocaine history in schizophrenia.

  title={Significance of cocaine history in schizophrenia.},
  author={Serge M Sevy and Stanley R. Kay and Lewis A. Opler and H M van Praag},
  journal={The Journal of nervous and mental disease},
  volume={178 10},
Fifty-one schizophrenic inpatients were divided into two groups, those with and without history of cocaine use, and compared on historical, demographic, cognitive, and psychopathological measures. Patients with a cocaine history were found to be significantly more depressed, less socialized, and more impaired in conceptual encoding and verbal memory, while less disordered in attention. The two groups did not differ in severity of illness or positive and negative syndromes. There were also no… CONTINUE READING


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