The Brisbane Longitudinal Twin Study: pathways to cannabis use, abuse, and dependence project - current status, preliminary results, and future directions

Gillespie, Nathan A., Henders, Anjali K., Davenport, Tracy A., Hermens, Daniel F., Wright, Margie J., Martin, Nicholas G. and Hickie, Ian B. (2013) The Brisbane Longitudinal Twin Study: pathways to cannabis use, abuse, and dependence project - current status, preliminary results, and future directions. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 16 1: 21-33. doi:10.1017/thg.2012.111


Author Gillespie, Nathan A.
Henders, Anjali K.
Davenport, Tracy A.
Hermens, Daniel F.
Wright, Margie J.
Martin, Nicholas G.
Hickie, Ian B.
Title The Brisbane Longitudinal Twin Study: pathways to cannabis use, abuse, and dependence project - current status, preliminary results, and future directions
Journal name Twin Research and Human Genetics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1832-4274
1839-2628
Publication date 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/thg.2012.111
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 16
Issue 1
Start page 21
End page 33
Total pages 13
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Language eng
Abstract We describe the data being collected from the Brisbane Longitudinal Twin Study in Australia as part of the US National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)-funded project, Pathways to Cannabis Use, Abuse and Dependence. The history, recruitment, assessment, and retention of twin families in this project are described in detail, along with preliminary findings and plans for future research. The goal of this NIDA project is to make a significant contribution to the discovery of quantitative trait loci influencing cannabis use disorders. Although the focus is cannabis use, abuse, and dependence in young adults, measures of comorbid illicit drug use disorders are also being collected. In addition, a variety of internalizing and externalizing disorders are being assessed, funded by support from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council. Because these same twins have participated in numerous twin studies since 1992, future plans will include linking different phenotypes to investigate relationships between drug use, psychiatric disorders, and psychological phenotypes within cross-sectional and longitudinal or developmental frameworks. Copyright
Keyword Cannabis
Abuse
Dependence
Brisbane Longitudinal Twin Study
Comorbidity
Genes
Environment
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Queensland Brain Institute Publications
 
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