Cannabis psy­chosis

Townsville Bulletin - - World Snapshot -

TEENAGERS and young adults who use cannabis face in­creased risk of psy­chosis. Ex­perts from Ger­many, the Nether­lands and Lon­don’s In­sti­tute of Psy­chi­a­try stud­ied 1900 peo­ple aged be­tween 14 and 24 over eight years. The study found those who started us­ing cannabis only af­ter the ex­per­i­ment had be­gun, and those who used it be­fore and af­ter, both had a higher risk of psychotic symp­toms. ‘‘ It is a risk fac­tor for psychotic symp­toms," the re­port said.

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