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Prolonged depersonalization after marijuana use.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6969998     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The author describes four cases of prolonged depersonalization that occurred months after marijuana use. Each occurred in the setting of a stressful life event. Depersonalization is a common experience during acute intoxication with marijuana, and these cases suggest that after the patients had experienced depersonalization, external stressors and intrapsychic factors may have contributed to its continued use as a defense mechanism.
H V Szymanski
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of psychiatry     Volume:  138     ISSN:  0002-953X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1981 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-03-24     Completed Date:  1981-03-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370512     Medline TA:  Am J Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  231-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Depersonalization / chemically induced*
Depressive Disorder / chemically induced
Hallucinations / chemically induced
Marijuana Abuse / complications*
Visual Perception / drug effects

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