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Psychotic illness appears to begin at younger age among those who use cannabis
Psychotic illness begins at younger age among those who use cannabis
Source: (As reported in ScienceDaily, February 8, 2011) JAMA and Archives Journals. (2011, February 8). Psychotic illness appears to begin at younger age among those who use cannabis. ScienceDaily.
Retrieved June 1, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110207165434.htm
Cannabis use appears to be associated with an earlier onset of psychotic illness, according to a meta-analysis of previously published studies.
Matthew Large; Swapnil Sharma; Michael T. Compton; Tim Slade; Olav Nielssen. Cannabis Use and Earlier Onset of Psychosis: A Systematic Meta-analysis. Arch Gen Psychiatry, 2011; DOI: 10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2011.5
WTR-RI Research & Analysis Team Note:
In their large study, the researchers “found that individuals who used cannabis developed psychosis about 2.7 years younger than those who did not use cannabis.”