Among 118 patients with DSM-III-R diagnoses of schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder who received treatment with clozapine, 29 patients had an antecedent or current history of substance abuse. Substance abusers and nonabusers showed similar improvements on measures of psychopathology and psychosocial functioning after 6 months of clozapine therapy. The implications of this finding are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical Psychiatry|
|Issue number||9 SUPPL. B|
|State||Published - 1994|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health