Prevalence of Substance Use in Patients Diagnosed with Schizophrenia

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Tekin Uludag Y., GÜLEÇ G.

NOROPSIKIYATRI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF NEUROPSYCHIATRY, vol.53, no.1, pp.4-11, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 53 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/npa.2015.8827
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.4-11
  • Keywords: Schizophrenia, alcohol-related disorders, substance-related, disorders, behavior, addictive, prevalence, USE DISORDERS, DRUG-ABUSE, PSYCHIATRIC-DISORDERS, DUAL DIAGNOSIS, ALCOHOL-USE, COMORBIDITY, SMOKING, PSYCHOSIS, CANNABIS
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction: Substance abuse among schizophrenic patients is a growing clinical concern. Substance use disorders and their effects on the course of schizophrenia have made the identification and treatment of schizophrenic patients a high priority. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of substance use, preferred types of substances, sociodemographic characteristics and clinical features of schizophrenia, and substance use impact in schizophrenic patients.