By On October 13th, 2009

Pot smokers at risk for psychosis

According to a new study out of Sydney, Australia that was published in the September issue of PLoS Medicine, marijuana users should think twice before partaking as there is good evidence of psychosis  related to chronic use. According to Louisa Degenhardt, PhD, of the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, and colleagues, the relationship between cannabis and psychotic disorders was greatest among frequent users of the drug. Authors from Medpage Today summarized that researchers saying, “The evidence points to a …complex constellation of factors leading to the development of psychosis.” The researchers said, “This study has confirmed what a number of … longitudinal studies [have already suggested].” Click here to read an article from Medpage Today that discusses this study more.

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