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Cannabis and psychosis/schizophrenia: human studies.

The use of cannabis might be a risk factor for the development of psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia.

​This study assessed the risk of acquiring psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia, in relation to the use of cannabis. Researchers evaluated data and evidence compiled from eligible human studies.

Researchers found out that the risk of developing psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia, was high among users of cannabis. Evidence from this study indicate that usage of cannabis may induce the onset of psychotic disorders.

Research Summary Information

  • 2009
  • D'Souza DC, Sewell RA, Ranganathan M.
  • Schizophrenia Biological Research Center, Psychiatry Service, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, 116A, 950 Campbell Avenue, West Haven, CT 06516, USA. deepak.dsouza@yale.edu
  • Yes, Free full text of study was found:
Cannabis use and age at onset of schizophrenia.
Cannabis use and earlier onset of psychosis: a sys...

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