The effects of nabilone and dexamphetamine on three underlying schizotypy dimensions of delusions/hallucinations, mania and delusional guilt

Sophie Tod

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis

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Abstract

The effect of the CB agonist, Nabilone, on schizotypy in healthy volunteers was assessed and compared to a similar previous study with Dexamphetamine (DEX). Healthy volunteers completed a double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover experiment, wherein they received Nabilone and placebo and completed a range of schizotypy measures. A Multiple Factor Analysis identified three primary underlying dimensions of schizotypy in these two samples: Delusions/Hallucinations; Mania-like; Delusional Guilt. Nabilone increased scores of Delusional Guilt and DEX increased scores of Mania-like symptoms. The different effects of Nabilone and DEX may suggest that cannabinoid agonists may induce some types of psychotic-like symptoms independent of dopamine.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationMasters
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Martin-Iverson, Mathew, Supervisor
  • Lee, Joseph, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date22 Sep 2021
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2021

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