Hospital Stay in Synthetic Cannabinoid Users With Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, or Other Psychotic Disorders Compared With Cannabis Users.

Hospital Stay in Synthetic Cannabinoid Users With Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, or Other Psychotic Disorders Compared With Cannabis Users. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2019 Mar;80(2):230-235 Authors: Deng H, Desai PV, Mohite S, Okusaga OO, Zhang XY, Nielsen DA, Kosten TR Abstract OBJECTIVE: The use of synthetic cannabinoid (SC) products has become popular in recent years, but data regarding their impact on hospital stays are limited. The impact of SC and cannabis use on hospital length of stay and doses of antipsychotics at discharge was assessed in this study. METHOD: The sample consisted of inpatients with discharge diagnoses of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or other psychotic disorders. Medical records of patients with self-reported SC use and negative urine drug screens (SC group, n = 77), with cannabis use confirmed by urine drug screen (cannabis group, n = 248), and with no drug use confirmed by urine drug screen (no-drug group, n = 1,336) were examined retrospectively. RESULTS: Length of stay (mean [SD] days) significantly differed (p
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