Acute phencyclidine (PCP) intoxication: psychopathology and prognosis.J Clin Psychiatry. 1978 Aug; 39(8):664-6.JC
In 15 patients hospitalized with phencyclidine (PCP) psychosis, several measures of psychopathology were examined in relationship to urine PCP levels, duration of hospitalization and mode of intoxication. Duration of hospitalization was found to be significantly shorter for smokers than for ingesters of PCP. Impaired ability to estimate 30 seconds duration was found to correlate significantly with a higher urine PCP level and a longer hospitalization. No other measure of psychopathology was found to correlate with either duration of hospitalization or urine PCP levels, now were other measures of psychopathology found to distinguish these patients from patients with acute functional mental illness.