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Prevalence of substance use among psychotic patients and determining its strongest predictor

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posted on 04.05.2021, 02:53 by SB Mousavi, Peter HiggsPeter Higgs, N Piri, E Sadri, M Pourghasem, SJ Fakhari, M Noroozi, M Miladinia, E Ahounbar, A Sharhani
Objective: Although comorbidity of psychotic disorders and substance use can lead to increase in mortality, less is known about the outbreak and predictors. Psychotic patients tend to be overlooked during assessment; hence, the possibility of an undertreated or missed condition such as increasing substance use. This investigation aimed to measure the prevalence of substance use in psychotic patients and to survey the powerful predictors. Method: In a 1-year cross-sectional study, 311 psychotic patients were assessed using the Structured Interview Based on DSM-5 for diagnostic confirmation as well as questions surveying prevalence and possible predictors of substance use. Results: Prevalence of substance use among psychotic patients was 37.9%. Several variables were identified as factors associated with drug abuse among the psychotic patients. These included male gender, younger age, being currently homeless, a history of imprisonment, and having family history of drug use. The strongest predictors of substance use, however, were family history of drug use, male gender, and being currently homelessness. Conclusion: Policymakers should note the importance of substance use among psychotic patients. Developing active screening strategies and comprehensive preventive plans, especially in the high-risk population, is suggested.

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Publication Date

06/04/2021

Journal

Iranian Journal of Psychiatry

Volume

16

Issue

2

Pagination

(p.124-130)

Publisher

Tehran University of Medical Sciences

ISSN

1735-4587

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