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Cannabis as a risk factor for psychosis: systematic review.

Cannabis use can trigger the onset of psychosis.

​The aim of this meta-analysis was to review data from studies that examined the association between the use of cannabis and the risk of psychosis. Researchers compiled data obtained from 7 studies. 

Researchers discovered that regular exposure to cannabis elevated the likelihood of suffering from psychosis. The findings of this study reveal that cannabis users may have a high disposition to developing psychosis.

Research Summary Information

  • 2015
  • Semple DM, McIntosh AM, Lawrie SM.
  • Division of Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK. d.semple@btinternet.com
  • No, Free full text of study was not found.
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