Psychosis & Addiction

We reference many articles for the marijuana – psychosis connection.  However, Dr. Thurstone’s blog has a summary of the most recent studies finding that marijuana use can trigger psychosis which can lead to mental health disorders such as bipolar and schizophrenia.   The American Society of Addiction Medicine also has a white paper on marijuana legalization.   The latest DSM-V manual for psychiatry proposes treatment for marijuana addiction and marijuana use disorders.   (Addiction rate for marijuana is estimated to be about 9% for adults, and 17% for those who begin use under age 18.)

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