Journal article

Are deficits in cognition associated with psychotic-like experiences after cannabis?

Emma Barkus, Paul Morrison, Marta Di Forti, Robin M Murray

Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental | Published : 2016

Abstract

Not all individuals who smoke cannabis report psychotic-like experiences. Given that risk factors for psychotic disorders are multifaceted, precipitating factors to psychotic-like experiences after cannabis are likely to be equally complex. Reduced neurocognitive performance is associated with both psychosis risk and cannabis use. Therefore, it is possible cognitive performance may differentiate those who report psychotic-like experiences after cannabis from those who do not. We determined whether those reporting psychotic/dysphoric experiences after cannabis had reduced neurocognitive performance compared to those reporting primarily euphoric experiences. METHODS: Participants were recruite..

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