Predictors of cannabis use in men with and without psychosis

Green, Bob, Kavanagh, David J., & Young, Ross McD. (2007) Predictors of cannabis use in men with and without psychosis. Addictive Behaviors, 32(12), pp. 2879-2887.

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Background: Factors associated with cannabis use among people with psychosis are not well understood. -----

Aims: To examine whether people with psychosis and age-matched controls modified cannabis use in response to recent experiences. -----

Method: This study predicted 4 weeks of cannabis use prospectively, using expectancies derived from recent occasions of use. -----

Results: People with psychosis used cannabis less frequently than controls, but had more cannabis-related problems. More negative cannabis expectancies resulted in less frequent cannabis use over Follow-up. The psychosis group was more likely to moderate cannabis use after negative effects than controls. -----

Conclusions: Results offer optimism about abilities of people with psychosis tomoderate cannabis use in the short term.

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ID Code: 28660
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Cannabis, Psychosis, Schizophrenia, Expectancies, Prediction
DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2007.04.024
ISSN: 0306-4603
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Elsevier
Deposited On: 17 Nov 2009 00:38
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:38

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