alexa An exploratory analysis of neurocognition in methamphetamine-induced psychotic disorder and paranoid schizophrenia.


Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy

Author(s): Jacobs E, Fujii D, Schiffman J, Bello I

Abstract Share this page

Abstract OBJECTIVE: This exploratory study compared the neurocognitive performances of individuals with methamphetamine-induced psychotic disorder (MA psychosis) and paranoid schizophrenia. BACKGROUND: MA psychosis presents very similarly to paranoid schizophrenia and the relationship between the 2 disorders is not well-understood. Neurocognitive functioning is one potential factor for comparison, as deficits are documented in both schizophrenia and methamphetamine dependence. METHOD: Participants were selected through chart review. Neurocognitive test scores for participants with paranoid schizophrenia (n=20) and MA psychosis (n=19) were obtained from hospital records and compared. RESULTS: Results of multivariate analysis of variance found no significant differences between the groups in any neurocognitive domain. CONCLUSIONS: These preliminary findings suggest that similarities between the disorders may extend to neurocognition. Low power and sampling limitations may contribute to the null findings. This article was published in Cogn Behav Neurol and referenced in Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version