Journal article

Longitudinal relationship between expressed emotion and cannabis misuse in young people with first-episode psychosis

C Gonzalez-Blanch, JF Gleeson, SM Cotton, K Crisp, PD McGorry, M Alvarez-Jimenez

EUROPEAN PSYCHIATRY | ELSEVIER FRANCE-EDITIONS SCIENTIFIQUES MEDICALES ELSEVIER | Published : 2015

Abstract

Carers' expressed emotion (EE) and patients' cannabis misuse are two of the most robust predictors of psychotic relapse. We aimed to examine the temporal relationship between EE and cannabis misuse. Sixty-three key carers of young people with first-episode psychosis (FEP) were assessed at baseline and 7-month follow-up. EE was measured in carers using the Family Questionnaire (FQ) and cannabis misuse in patients using the Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST). Correlational and hierarchical logistic regression analyses were conducted to examine the temporal relationship between EE components (i.e. criticism and emotional over involvement) and cannabis misuse. Car..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia


Funding Acknowledgements

This Study was funded by an unrestricted grant from Eli Lilly and Company via the Lilly Melbourne Academic Psychiatry Consortium. In addition, the study was supported by the Colonial Foundation and a Program grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (350241). This study was further supported by a grant from the Alicia Koplowitz Foundation to Dr. Gonzalez-Blanch. Dr. Alvarez-Jimenez is supported by the CR Roper Fellowship, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry, and Health Science, the University of Melbourne. No funding body had any involvement in any aspect of the study or manuscript.