Items tagged with psychosis

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Time to put ‘skunk’ out of business [21.06.2016] In the scientific literature, 'skunk' has come to mean something more specific: cannabis that contains a high percentage of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC...
Cannabis: scientists call for action amid mental health concerns [15.04.2016] Global public health campaigns are needed to make clear the risks of heavy cannabis use, particularly for young people who are more susceptible to me...
Does cannabis really lower your IQ? [14.01.2016] Whether or not using cannabis can lead to cognitive impairment is a hot topic of research and public interest. Given the extensive media attention to...
Perspective: Be clear about the real risks [23.09.2015] The 1936 film Reefer Madness depicted cannabis as a drug that provoked uncontrollable insanity, leading to manslaughter, suicide and attempted rape. ...
Here’s why we hear so many false claims about cannabis [08.09.2015] Research on substance use has taught me a major overarching lesson: we are much more likely to demonize drugs for their negative effects than conside...
Surprising news about teens, marijuana, and health issues. It’s all good [05.08.2015] With the widespread availability of marijuana in recent years thanks to its legalization in a growing number of states, there has been increasing con...
State of the Evidence: Cannabis Use and Regulation [31.07.2015] As more and more jurisdictions reconsider their cannabis policies, the public discourse is filled with conflicting evidence about the impacts of cann...
Smoking may be causal factor in developing schizophrenia: researchers [12.07.2015] In research that turns on its head previous thinking about links between schizophrenia and smoking, scientists say cigarettes may be a causal factor ...
Cannabis for schizophrenia - A new medication? [01.04.2015] Cannabidiol, which is an active substance in cannabis, helps relieve the symptoms of schizophrenia by helping to normalize brain metabolism. Schizoph...
So smoking skunk cause psychosis, but milder cannabis doesn't? [16.02.2015] The Mail on Sunday has shouted that " cannabis TRIPLES psychosis risk" and that skunk is to blame for "1 in 4 of all new serious mental disorders". I...
The new strain of cannabis that could help treat psychosis [15.11.2014] Dr David Potter and GW Pharmaceuticals – a company that is exploring how cannabis could help treat a range of illnesses ranging from epilepsy to canc...
A puff of logic [27.06.2014] That cannabis and schizophrenia are linked is widely accepted. Several studies suggest the drug can set off short-term psychotic episodes in those al...
Drug busts push teens towards hard drugs in Lebanon [29.01.2014] The relentless crackdown by security forces on the mainly cannabis-smoking youth in Beirut has had several negative repercussions on the Lebanese soc...
Harvard: Marijuana doesn’t cause schizophrenia [09.12.2013] New research from Harvard Medical School, in a comparison between families with a history of schizophrenia and those without, finds little support fo...
Cigarette smoking 'could make you psychotic' [12.11.2013] Experts at the Institute of Psychiatry in London are publishing research suggesting that smoking cigarettes may be a contributory cause of schizophre...
"Think cannabis is harmless?" No. Does anyone? [23.10.2013] Cannabis is associated with psychosis (a symptom) and schizophrenia (an illness where this symptom is persistent) in complex, contradictory and myste...
The global epidemiology and contribution of cannabis use and dependence to the global burden of disease [23.10.2013] Cannabis dependence is a disorder primarily experienced by young adults, especially in higher income countries. It has not been shown to increase mor...
The city of Utrecht wants to convince mentally ill marijuana users to smoke better pot [12.09.2013] Thanks in part to the Netherlands' policy of marijuana decriminalization, there are people living in the Dutch city of Utrecht whose addiction to can...
Five biggest lies from anti-pot propagandist Kevin Sabet [07.08.2013] Kevin Abraham Sabet-Sharghi, Ph.D., aka Kevin Sabet, has been a headline-grabbing right-winger ever since his U.C. Berkeley days —where he did not st...
Marijuana compound treats schizophrenia with few side effects [29.05.2012] A compound found in marijuana can treat schizophrenia as effectively as antipsychotic medications, with far fewer side effects, according to a prelim...
The neuroscience of pot [11.01.2012] Marijuana has been shown to have both anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) effects and to induce anxiety and psychosis in certain people. In schizophrenics, it ...
Marijuana may both trigger and suppress psychosis [04.01.2012] New research finds that the two main ingredients in marijuana have opposing effects on it. The study examined 15 normal men who had previously smoked...
What should we do about cannabis? [09.11.2010] No serious commentator doubts that cannabis is potentially damaging to the user. Like tobacco, it is typically smoked and thus shares the potential f...
The changing use and misuse of khat [07.05.2010] Within the last decade the hitherto little known psychoactive substance of khat has emerged as a regional and international issue. In the Horn of Afr...
Cannabis policy: Time to move beyond the psychosis debate [11.03.2010] Researchers, research funders and policymakers should give greater voice to the risks and harms associated with particular cannabis policies and to t...
Adverse health effects of non-medical cannabis use [17.10.2009] For over two decades, cannabis, commonly known as marijuana, has been the most widely used illicit drug by young people in high-income countries, and...
Assessing the impact of cannabis use on trends in diagnosed schizophrenia in the United Kingdom from 1996 to 2005 [27.06.2009] A recent systematic review concluded that cannabis use increases risk of psychotic outcomes independently of confounding and transient intoxication e...
Randomized controlled trial of dexamphetamine maintenance for the treatment of methamphetamine dependence [18.06.2009] This study tested the impact of a long-acting form of amphetamine as medication to help control dependent use of the closely allied stimulant, metham...
Cannabis Use in Canada [01.03.2009] Cannabis is the most commonly used illicit drug in Canada, used by 1 in 7 adults and 1 in 4 students. Other forms of drug use (e.g., alcohol or injec...
Cannabis Policy: Moving Beyond Stalemate [01.09.2008] Despite cannabis being the most widely used illegal drug, and therefore the mainstay of the ‘war on drugs’, it has only ever held a relatively margin...
Decriminalization of cannabis [28.03.2008] An interesting essay discussing the case for decriminalization of cannabis use appeared in the March 2008 issue of Current Opinion in Psychiatry. The...
Decriminalization of cannabis [01.03.2008] This paper discusses the case for decriminalization of cannabis use, based on a careful weighting of the currently available evidence regarding advan...

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