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Co-Occurring Psychotic & Addictive Disorders: Neurobiology & Diagnosis

Research Summary | April 7, 2016

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Key Messages The co-occurrence of psychotic illness and addictive disorders frequently goes unrecognized, with subsequent undertreatment resulting in poor patient outcomes. Cortical/hippocampal dysregulation in patients with schizophrenia may lead to increased positive responses to substances of abuse and a greater susceptibility to addiction. An optimal diagnostic approach for patients presenting with psychosis in the presence…

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