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"Everybody gets a little bit loco”: Interactions between psychotic experiences and substance use as dimensional phenomena

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Title: "Everybody gets a little bit loco”: Interactions between psychotic experiences and substance use as dimensional phenomena
Authors: Stålheim, Jonas
Issue Date: 2-Feb-2018
University: Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Institution: Department of Psychology ; Psykologiska institutionen
Parts of work: I. Stålheim, J., Berggren, U., Lange, L. & Fahlke, C. (2013). Substance use patterns in persons with psychosis. Mental Health and Substance Use,

II. Stålheim, J., Tidefors, I., & Fahlke, C. (2014). Mentalization and affect regulation as reflected in interviews with men diagnosed with psychosis and substance abuse. Mental Health and Substance Use,

III. Stålheim, J., Berglund, K., Berggren, U., Balldin, J. & Fahlke, C. (2018). Psychotic experiences, childhood trauma and alcohol-related self-efficacy in a non-psychiatric sample of individuals in alcohol dependence treatment: a pilot study. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly (in press).

Date of Defence: 2018-02-23
Disputation: Fredagen den 23 februari 2018, kl. 10.00, Sal F1, Psykologiska institutionen, Haraldsgatan 1.
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Doctoral Dissertation
Keywords: psychosis
substance use
affect regulation
Abstract: A large amount of persons with psychosis experience problems related to substance use; and many persons with substance use disorders develop psychiatric symptoms, including psychotic experiences (PEs). The co-existence of PEs and substance use disorders increases the risk for social exclusion, health adversities, violence, and aggravation of symptoms. Besides social exclusion, one of the main factors behind this association is a need for alleviation of distress, or compensatory affect regulation... more
ISBN: 978-91-984488-5-6
ISSN: 1101-718X
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet
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