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Amphetamine Psychosis—A Model for Paranoid Schizophrenia?

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Amphetamine psychosis is at times strikingly similar to paranoid schizophrenia. How closely the exogenous model fits the endogenous psychosis is of vital interest. If such a model is valid, it would have great potential for explaining paranoid schizophrenia. This chapter presents a review of the strengths and weaknesses of amphetamine psychosis as a model for paranoid schizophrenia.

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Biogenic Amine Paranoid Schizophrenia Paranoid Ideation Thought Disorder Formal Thought Disorder 
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  1. 1.Laboratory of Clinical Psychopharmacology, Division of Special Mental Health ResearchIRP, National Institute of Mental Health, Saint Elizabeths HospitalWashingtonUSA

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