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  • Continued cannabis use and risk of incidence and persistence of psychotic symptoms: 10 year follow-up cohort study

    Posted on March 15th, 2011 TimB No comments

    Cannabis is the most commonly used illicit drug in the world, particularly among adolescents. The use of cannabis is consistently associated with mental illness,in particular psychotic disorder.It remains a matter of debate, however, whether the association between cannabis and psychosis is causal, or whether early psychotic experiences might in fact prompt cannabis use as a means of self medication.

    This issue can be resolved only if incident cannabis use is investigated in relation to later incident psychotic symptoms or disorder. Rarely have studies been able to examine the longitudinal relation between cannabis use and psychosis in this fashion


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