Cannabis Use and the Development and Maintenance of Psychosis

Hall, Wayne and Degenhardt, Louisa (2013). Cannabis Use and the Development and Maintenance of Psychosis. In Peter M. Miller (Ed.), Principles of Addiction: Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders (pp. 517-524) U. S. A.: Academic Press. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-398336-7.00054-1


Author Hall, Wayne
Degenhardt, Louisa
Title of chapter Cannabis Use and the Development and Maintenance of Psychosis
Title of book Principles of Addiction: Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders
Place of Publication U. S. A.
Publisher Academic Press
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Chapter in reference work, encyclopaedia, manual or handbook
DOI 10.1016/B978-0-12-398336-7.00054-1
Year available 2013
ISBN 9780123983619
9780123983367
0123983363
Editor Peter M. Miller
Volume number 1
Chapter number 54
Start page 517
End page 524
Total pages 8
Total chapters 92
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
This chapter reviews the epidemiological and clinical evidence of a causal relationship between cannabis use and schizophrenia and other psychoses. It finds that regular cannabis use and psychotic symptoms and psychoses co-occur in the general population and in clinical populations; in prospective studies in different countries, cannabis use has been found to precede psychotic symptoms, and its association with psychotic symptoms does not appear to be explained by plausible confounding variables. A causal relationship is also biologically plausible because the cannabinoids interact with dopaminergic neurotransmission disturbances, which are implicated in psychotic disorders. There is also good evidence that continued cannabis use appears to worsen the outcome of psychotic disorders.
Keyword Daily Life
Disorders
Outcomes
People
Risk
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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