Do drug-caused episodes of psychosis increase the risk of developing schizophrenia?

Updated: Mar 16, 2018
  • Author: Frances R Frankenburg, MD; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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A register-based study of more than 3000 inpatients from Scotland who experienced substance-induced psychoses showed that episodes of psychosis induced from several types of illicit substances are significantly linked to a later clinical diagnosis of schizophrenia. [64]


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