Mini-quiz: Schizophrenia and Cannabis Use Disorder

November 18, 2013

What percentage of patients with schizophrenia have a comorbid cannabis use disorder? Take the quiz and learn more.

What percentage of patients with schizophrenia have a comorbid cannabis use disorder?

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Answer: D. 25% of patients with schizophrenia have a comorbid cannabis use disorder.

While research suggests that cannabis use can induce an acute psychotic state, there is controversy about whether it may precipitate psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia. However, a history of cannabis misuse is more common in patients who are schizophrenic than in the general population.

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