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Frontal Lobe Abnormality And Psychosis In Traumatic Brain Injury And Cannabis Abuse

Shobhit Jain, Adya Shanker Srivastava

Abstract


Objective: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and Cannabis has been implicated as a risk factor for the development of psychosis. There is lacked of literature on the link between risk factors such as brain injury and cannabis use in development of schizophrenia.

Method: We reported a case with history of traumatic brain injury, who later developed schizophrenia like symptoms soon after initiation of cannabis uses. Further the symptoms persisted despite  abstinence on cannabis but flared up after relapse of cannabis used.

Results: Present case helps to understand common neurobiological mechanism behind schizophrenia and risk factors such as TBI and Cannabis abuse.

Conclusion: Researches in this area are important for management and further understanding neurobiology of schizophrenia.

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Keywords


Schizophrenia; Traumatic Brain Injury; Marijuana Abuse; Neuropsychiatry

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