Items tagged with mental health

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Cannabis use disorder is rising in U.S. states where weed is legal [13.11.2019] Rates of cannabis use disorder have risen in U.S. states where the drug has been legalized, including among children and teenagers, according to a st ...
Cannabis shows potential for treating PTSD: New study [05.11.2019] The results of clinical trials testing cannabis as a PTSD treatment are pending. Previous research has linked cannabis use with poorer mental health ...
Study finds declining trend in prevalence of cannabis use disorder among frequent users [30.10.2019] The prevalence of cannabis use disorder decreased in 2002 to 2016 among frequent users,, according to a new study conducted at Columbia University Ma ...
Risks of cannabis use for mental health treatment outweigh benefits [28.10.2019] The use of cannabis medicines to treat people with depression, anxiety, psychosis or other mental health issues cannot be justified because there is ...
Grading cannabis strength ‘will improve mental health of users’ [13.10.2019] Standard units for grading the potency of cannabis – similar to those already used for alcohol – would result in significant improvements in the ment ...
The cannabis-psychosis debate is being driven by fear mongering, not facts [01.07.2019] As the legalization of recreational cannabis gains traction across North America, one of the most-debated health concerns is psychosis and cannabis u ...
'These are healing plants': Oakland decriminalizes magic mushrooms [05.06.2019] Oakland has become the second city in the US to decriminalize magic mushrooms and other psychedelics, with a policy that activists hope will spark a ...
CBD in cannabis could reduce psychosis risk from high strength skunk, study shows [24.04.2019] Cannabidiol (CBD), a chemical derived from the cannabis plant, can counteract the effects of high strength "skunk" strains and may help to reduce the ...
Alex Berenson and the last anti-cannabis crusade [10.04.2019] The encroaching specter of mass legalization of cannabis has triggered a strange reprisal of the alarmist themes of Anslinger’s assault on the plant ...
High-strength cannabis increases risk of mental health problems [19.03.2019] Frequent cannabis use and high-strength varieties are likely to increase the chance of mental health problems, according to researchers in Lancet Psy ...
Legalisation of cannabis in the UK would help protect its users from harm [15.02.2019] New research highlights associations between teenage cannabis use and a range of mental health problems. The results suggested that use of the drug w ...
Cannabis smoking in teenage years linked to adulthood depression [13.02.2019] Scientists believe they have identified about 60,000 cases of depression in adults under 35 in the UK, and more than 400,000 in the US, that could be ...
Does marijuana use really cause psychotic disorders? [20.01.2019] Does marijuana cause psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia, and do associated symptoms like paranoia lead to violent crimes? That’s what writer A ...
Brain scans show how cannabis extract may help people with psychosis [29.08.2018] Brain scans have revealed for the first time how a substance found in cannabis plants may help people with psychotic disorders by dampening down abno ...
New study suggests schizophrenia might actually lead to cannabis use [28.08.2018] The notion that weed and schizophrenia are somehow related is by now a “water is wet” kind of non-statement. Scientists have been telling us for year ...
Most in US think cannabis has health benefits, despite lack of data – study [23.07.2018] Americans believe marijuana is helpful in treating a variety of health problems despite a lack of available evidence. A survey published in the Annal ...
Can excessive marijuana use lead to psychosis? [11.04.2018] Psychosis is quite rare – fewer than three in 100 people will experience a psychotic episode in their lifetime. People who smoke or otherwise consume ...
If cannabis is getting stronger, why aren't cases of schizophrenia rising? [23.03.2018] Most people who smoke pot enjoy it, but a smaller proportion experience psychotic-like symptoms, such as feeling suspicious or paranoid. The question ...
High-strength cannabis now dominates illegal market, study finds [27.02.2018] Almost all cannabis seized by police now comprises high-strength varieties, with outdoor-grown herbal strains and hashish barely found, according to ...
Cannabis ingredient holds promise as antipsychotic medicine [15.12.2017] An ingredient in cannabis called cannabidiol or CBD has shown promise in a clinical trial as a potential new treatment for psychosis, scientists said ...
CBD may protect against psychiatric risk from high-THC cannabis strains [07.09.2017] A study by neuroscientists at Indiana University finds that a nonpsychoactive compound in cannabis called cannabidiol, or CBD, appears to protect aga ...
Risk of psychosis from cannabis use lower than originally thought, say scientists [20.04.2017] Scientists at the University of York have shown that the risk of developing psychosis, such as hallucinations, from cannabis use is small compared to ...
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 ...
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 ...
Ketamine praised for speedily alleviating depression [25.01.2015] An increasing number of Israeli psychiatrists have started using ketamine as part of the medical treatment for depression and chronic pain. This foll ...
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 ...
‘Club drug’ ketamine lifts depression in hours [21.05.2013] The largest study to date confirms that ketamine — a “club drug” that is also legally used as an anesthetic — could be a quick and effective way to r ...
Can MDMA help to cure depression? [14.09.2012] There is a real concern among many scientists that the government's classification of ecstasy as Class A overstates the danger it poses to society an ...
A mystery partly solved: How the ‘club drug’ ketamine lifts depression so quickly [14.06.2011] A new study sheds light on why the anesthetic and “club drug” ketamine can relieve depression rapidly — in hours, instead of weeks or months. The fin ...
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 ...
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 ...

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