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How Cannabis Causes Paranoia: Using the Intravenous Administration of ∆9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) to Identify Key Cognitive Mechanisms Leading to Paranoia.

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Paranoia is receiving increasing attention in its own right, since it is a central experience of psychotic disorders and a marker of the health of a society. Paranoia is associated with use of the most commonly taken illicit drug, cannabis. The objective was to determine whether the principal psychoactive ingredient of cannabis-∆(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-causes paranoia and to use the drug as a probe to identify key cognitive mechanisms underlying paranoia. A randomized, placebo-controll...

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10.1093/schbul/sbu098

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University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
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Journal:
Schizophrenia bulletin More from this journal
Publication date:
2014-07-01
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EISSN:
1745-1701
ISSN:
0586-7614
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English
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pubs:476257
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uuid:9177f160-ee7a-4ac6-b9e3-bd17cda9348a
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476257
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2014-07-23

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