When Acute‐Stage Psychosis and Substance Use Co‐Occur: Differentiating Substance‐Induced and Primary Psychotic Disorders

@article{Caton2000WhenAP,
  title={When Acute‐Stage Psychosis and Substance Use Co‐Occur: Differentiating Substance‐Induced and Primary Psychotic Disorders},
  author={C. Caton and S. Samet and D. Hasin},
  journal={Journal of Psychiatric Practice},
  year={2000},
  volume={6},
  pages={256–266}
}
&NA; Substances such as alcohol, cocaine, amphetamine, and cannabis can produce psychotic reactions in individuals who are otherwise free of serious mental illness. However, persons with primary psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, who use these substances often present for treatment with signs and symptoms similar to those whose psychosis resulted from the use of drugs alone. While it is often difficult to distinguish substance‐induced from primary psychoses… Expand
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