Call for khat research

June 15, 2007

Researchers have called for more research into links between khat, a herbal stimulant increasingly popular in Europe, and its possible association with psychiatric disorders. Nasir Warfa, lecturer in transcultural psychiatry at Queen Mary, University of London, and colleagues at London's Institute of Psychiatry, reviewed clinical case reports, alongside qualitative and quantitative articles on khat use and mental illness, dating back over 50 years.

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