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Vol 12, No 3 (2015)
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Brain atrophy and first episode psychosis in chronic cannabis use: case report

Bojana Živanović, Ante Silić
Psychiatria 2015;12(3):191-194.

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Vol 12, No 3 (2015)
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Abstract

The question of harmful effects of cannabis and its etiological relation to psychotic disorders versus its potential medical benefits has never been more present and controversial as it is today. In our paper we present a young patient with first episode psychosis decompensation who admits heavy use of cannabis use over a long period of time on a daily basis. Through a routine differential diagnostics, CT brain scan revealed a diffuse cerebral atrophy unrelated to any specific neurological disorder. We would like to point out probable causality of heavy cannabis use with clinical presentation and observed morphological changes.

Abstract

The question of harmful effects of cannabis and its etiological relation to psychotic disorders versus its potential medical benefits has never been more present and controversial as it is today. In our paper we present a young patient with first episode psychosis decompensation who admits heavy use of cannabis use over a long period of time on a daily basis. Through a routine differential diagnostics, CT brain scan revealed a diffuse cerebral atrophy unrelated to any specific neurological disorder. We would like to point out probable causality of heavy cannabis use with clinical presentation and observed morphological changes.

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Keywords

cannabis, atrophy, brain, psychosis

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Title

Brain atrophy and first episode psychosis in chronic cannabis use: case report

Journal

Psychiatria (Psychiatry)

Issue

Vol 12, No 3 (2015)

Article type

Case report

Pages

191-194

Bibliographic record

Psychiatria 2015;12(3):191-194.

Keywords

cannabis
atrophy
brain
psychosis

Authors

Bojana Živanović
Ante Silić

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