Schizophrenia and the use of alcohol and other drugs: epidemiological profile


  • Jássia Lopes Freitas da Silveira
  • Roberto Lazzarini de Oliveira
  • Bárbara Magalhães Viola
  • Thaís Marques da Silva
  • Richardson Miranda Machado



Schizophrenia, Substance-Related Disorders, Alcohol-Related Disorders, Marijuana Abuse, Cocaine-Related Disorders.


This study aimed at characterizing the social demographic and clinical profile of patients with schizophrenia and alcohol and other drugs addiction of a Center of Psychosocial Attention III of the Central-Western region of the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil,  from July 1st, 1997 to July 1st, 2013. It is a descriptive, observational and retrospective epidemiological study. The sample consisted of 1618 patients and the main results were: prevalence of male patients (60.4%) and the age range was 21 - 30 years old (48.2%), presented more expressive abuse of alcohol (35.6%) and cannabinoids (29.5%) and the most frequent diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia (41.7%). Understanding the factors associated to the coexistence of both conditions can provide a basis for the creation of interventional strategies to improve the prognosis of these patients.




How to Cite

Silveira, J. L. F. da, Oliveira, R. L. de, Viola, B. M., Silva, T. M. da, & Machado, R. M. (2014). Schizophrenia and the use of alcohol and other drugs: epidemiological profile. Rev Rene, 15(3).



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