Cannabis and psychosis: how close are we to understanding their relationship? (STUDY 2019)

  • Cannabis and psychosis: how close are we to understanding their relationship? (STUDY 2019)

An ever-tumbled topic called cannabis and psychosis. The new study focuses on the relationship they have with each other.


Extract from the study

Purpose of the study
This study is based on information gathered from literature to understand the relationship between cannabis and schizophrenia. Specifically, this research focuses on recent discoveries and remaining areas that require deeper exploration.

Current discoveries
Three hypotheses proved to be a potential explanation of the link between cannabis and schizophrenia. It is often said that cannabis can act as a trigger for schizophrenia, but in fact it is completely different. Cannabis is used to relieve the symptoms of schizophrenia. In addition, there are some factors that could facilitate this connection. Biological and genetic factors dominate this area. These two factors have been used to explore social and cultural factors contributing to influencing cannabis and schizophrenia.

Summary
Evidence regarding cannabis as a trigger for schizophrenia has not been established. All research needs to be examined more closely to understand the relationship between schizophrenia and cannabis.


Key words: cannabis, psychosis, schizophrenia, diagnosis, cannabis-related disorders, gender


Authors: Ian Hamilton, Mark Monaghan
You can read more of this study here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6546656/. The whole study is in English.

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