Which mental disorders are comorbid with cocaine toxicity?

Updated: Sep 01, 2018
  • Author: Lynn Barkley Burnett, MD, EdD, LLB(c); Chief Editor: Sage W Wiener, MD  more...
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Rivara et al maintain that one half of those who abuse illicit drugs also have a mental disorder. Indeed, cocaine users, along with persons with alcoholism and those who abuse opiates, have elevated rates of antisocial personality, depression, anxiety, and polysubstance abuse. These traits also have been found in their first-degree relatives. [37]


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