Journal article

The association between psychosis and problematical drug use among Australian adults: findings from the National Survey of Mental Health and Well-Being

L Degenhardt, W Hall

Psychological Medicine | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2001

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The present paper aimed to: (a) provide Australian estimates of the population-level association between psychotic 'caseness' and substance use; (b) examine liability to problematical substance use according to 'caseness' via the conditional prevalence (prevalence among users); and (c) examine associations between problematical substance use and the number of psychotic symptoms using ordinal logistic regression. METHOD: Data were from the National Survey of Mental Health and Well-Being (NSMHWB), a stratified multi-stage probability sample of Australian adults, using a subset of persons under the age of 50 years (N = 6722). A screener assessed the presence of characteristic psycho..

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