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The issue of the relationship between psychosis and injury has always been difficult for psychiatrists to resolve. In general, my own view is that if there is a very close temporal relationship between the injury and the psychosis there could well be a relationship. Complications include premorbid symptoms, cannabis use after the injury and a previous history of psychosis. The matter is a little clearer with regard to traumatic brain injury. The research literature in relation to psychosis following traumatic […]