Journal article

Cannabis, a Significant Risk Factor for Violent Behavior in the Early Phase Psychosis. Two Patterns of Interaction of Factors Increase the Risk of Violent Behavior: Cannabis Use Disorder and Impulsivity; Cannabis Use Disorder, Lack of Insight and Treatment Adherence

Valerie Moulin, Philipp Baumann, Mehdi Gholamrezaee, Luis Alameda, Julie Palix, Jacques Gasser, Philippe Conus

FRONTIERS IN PSYCHIATRY | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2018

Abstract

Background: Previous literature suggests that prevalence of cannabis use in the early phase of psychosis is high, and that early psychosis patients are at high-risk for violent behavior. However, the link between cannabis use and violent behavior in early psychosis patients is unclear. We carried out a study on a sample of early psychosis patients, in order to explore the impact of cannabis use on the risk of violent behavior (VB), while taking into account (1) potential confounding factors and, (2) interactions with other dynamic risk factors of VB. Method: In a sample of 265 early psychosis patients, treated at the Treatment and Early Intervention in Psychosis Program (TIPP) in Lausanne, w..

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Grants

Awarded by National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) SYNAPSY-The Synaptic Bases of Mental Diseases


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) SYNAPSY-The Synaptic Bases of Mental Diseases (JG and VM, project number 33), in the collection and analysis of the data. PB was financially supported by the Leenaards Foundation.