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Lally, John and Higaya, Emam-El and Nisar, Zafer and Bainbridge, Emma and Hallahan, Brian (2013) Prevalence study of head shop drug usage in mental health services. The Psychiatrist Online , 37 , (2) , pp. 44-48.

URL: http://pb.rcpsych.org/content/37/2/44

To examine the prevalence of head shop drug usage in individuals attending a range of adult mental health services we examined the effect of head shop drug usage on the mental state of individuals with a range of mental health disorders. Clinical data were obtained from 608 consecutively reviewed individuals attending adult mental health services in relation to their use of head shop and psychoactive drugs and the putative effects of head shop drugs on their mental state.

Head shop drug usage was associated with a reported deleterious effect on mental state, which was particularly evident for individuals with a history of psychosis.

Item Type:Article
Page Range:pp. 44-48
Publisher:BMJ Publishing
Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence
B Substances > New (novel) psychoactive substances
G Health and disease > State of health > Mental health
G Health and disease > Substance related disorder > Substance related mental disorder
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Care by type of problem > Mental health care
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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