Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Subclinical depressive symptoms and continued cannabis use: predictors of negative outcomes in first episode psychosis
Author: González Ortega, Itxaso
Alberich, Susana
Echeburúa Odriozola, Enrique
Aizpuru, Felipe
Millán, Eduardo
Vieta i Pascual, Eduard, 1963-
Matute, Carlos
González-Pinto, Ana
Keywords: Depressió psíquica
Mental depression
Pathological psychology
Issue Date: 15-Apr-2015
Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
Abstract: BACKGROUND: Although depressive symptoms in first episode psychosis have been associated with cannabis abuse, their influence on the long-term functional course of FEP patients who abuse cannabis is unknown. The aims of the study were to examine the influence of subclinical depressive symptoms on the long-term outcome in first episode-psychosis patients who were cannabis users and to assess the influence of these subclinical depressive symptoms on the ability to quit cannabis use. METHODS: 64 FEP patients who were cannabis users at baseline were followed-up for 5 years. Two groups were defined: (a) patients with subclinical depressive symptoms at least once during follow-up (DPG), and (b) patients without subclinical depressive symptoms during follow-up (NDPG). Psychotic symptoms were measured using the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS), depressive symptoms using the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS)-17, and psychosocial functioning was assessed using the Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF). A linear mixed-effects model was used to analyze the combined influence of cannabis use and subclinical depressive symptomatology on the clinical outcome. RESULTS: Subclinical depressive symptoms were associated with continued abuse of cannabis during follow-up (β= 4.45; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.78 to 11.17; P = .001) and with worse functioning (β = -5.50; 95% CI: -9.02 to -0.33; P = .009). CONCLUSIONS: Subclinical depressive symptoms and continued cannabis abuse during follow-up could be predictors of negative outcomes in FEP patients.
Note: Reproducció del document publicat a:
It is part of: PLoS One, 2015, vol. 10, num. 4, p. e0123707
Related resource:
ISSN: 1932-6203
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Medicina)

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
651824.pdf185.22 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

This item is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons