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Cannabis psychoses in south Sweden.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6983205     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Eleven patients with a psychosis in connection with cannabis abuse admitted to two mental hospitals during 1 year were examined. Patients with a pre-existent psychosis or a mixed abuse were excluded. The patients were divided into three groups: acute, subacute and chronic. The features of the disease were essentially similar in all patients, with a mixture of affective and schizophrenia-like symptoms, confusion and a pronounced aggressiveness. The course as a rule was self-limiting leaving no residual symptoms. There was almost no heredity of severe mental disease. The symptoms were very similar to those seen in cycloid psychosis, and a possible relationship between the two diseases is discussed. As regards the widespread abuse of cannabis we conclude that psychosis is a rare complication but that in unclear psychotic states it is recommended to actively search for a cannabis psychosis.
A Pålsson; S O Thulin; K Tunving
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0001-690X     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Psychiatr Scand     Publication Date:  1982 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-01-19     Completed Date:  1983-01-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370364     Medline TA:  Acta Psychiatr Scand     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  311-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Marijuana Abuse / complications*,  epidemiology
Psychoses, Substance-Induced / epidemiology,  psychology*

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