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Substance Related Exogenous Psychosis: a post-modern syndrome

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  • Giovanni Martinotti
  • Luisa De Risio
  • Chiara Vannini
  • Fabrizio Schifano
  • Mauro Pettorruso
  • Massimo Di Giannantonio
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Original languageEnglish
JournalCNS Spectrums
Early online date25 Jun 2020
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 25 Jun 2020


The past two decades have been marked by dramatic social changes, widely characterized by the term “postmodern”. These major transformations have had profound and complex implications for psychiatry, influencing mental health risk factors, dynamics in clinical encounters, styles of help-seeking behavior and clinical outcomes. Underlying themes of postmodern thought that are particularly relevant to psychiatry include: individualization and social roles; the nature of self-identity and intimacy; future orientation (Whitley r. 2008).


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