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When does amphetamine-induced psychosis become schizophrenia? (1996)

When does amphetamine-induced psychosis become schizophrenia? (1996)

  1. Calliope
    American Journal of Psychiatry, June, 1996, Vol.153(6), p.812(4)

    Flaum, Michael ; Schultz, Susan K.

    Abstract
    The clinical history of a 36-year-old single white male under treatment for organic delusional syndrome provides strong evidence that chronic, amphetamine-induced schizophrenia can develop from a psychotic disorder. This diagnosis is based on several factors, namely, the appearance of psychotic symptoms after the use of amphetamines were stopped, the quick response to neuroleptic drugs and the lack of a family history of schizophrenia.