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Swiss psychiatrists beliefs and attitudes about cannabis risks in psychiatric patients: ideologically determined or evidence-based?

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Kurt, Hans
Drexler, Anita
Graf, Hans-Peter
Le Bloc'h, Yves
Pegard, Baya-Laure
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Published in Community Mental Health Journal. 2008, vol. 44, no. 2, p. 86-96
Abstract The objective of this survey was to assess the beliefs of Swiss psychiatrists about the risks associated with cannabis, and to assess their prohibitive attitudes toward their patients. Eighty-two doctors agreed to fill-up the questionnaire. Cluster analysis retained a 3-cluster solution. Cluster 1: "Prohibitionists" believed that cannabis could induce and trigger all forms of psychiatric disorder, and showed a highly prohibitive attitude. Cluster 2: "Causalists" believed that schizophrenia, but not other psychiatric disorders, could be induced and triggered. Cluster 3: "Prudent liberals" did not believe that psychiatric disorders could be induced by cannabis, and were generally less prohibitive.
Keywords AdultAnxiety Disorders/chemically induced/prevention & control/psychologyAttitude of Health PersonnelBipolar Disorder/chemically induced/prevention & control/psychologyCannabinoids/toxicityCausalityCultureDepressive Disorder/chemically induced/prevention & control/psychologyEvidence-Based MedicineFemaleHealth SurveysHumansMaleMarijuana Abuse/complications/epidemiology/prevention & controlMental Disorders/chemically induced/prevention & control/psychologyMiddle AgedPsychiatryQuestionnairesRiskSchizophrenia/chemically induced/diagnosisSchizophrenic PsychologySwitzerland
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PMID: 17694435
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ZULLINO, Daniele Fabio et al. Swiss psychiatrists beliefs and attitudes about cannabis risks in psychiatric patients: ideologically determined or evidence-based?. In: Community Mental Health Journal, 2008, vol. 44, n° 2, p. 86-96. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:741

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