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Daily Pot Smoking May Hasten Onset of Psychosis

Daily Pot Smoking May Hasten Onset of  Psychosis

Source:  (As reported in ScienceDaily, December 21, 2009)  Emory University. (2009, December 21). Daily Pot Smoking May Hasten Onset of Psychosis. ScienceDaily.

Retrieved June 9, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/12/091220144936.htm

ScienceDaily Summary:

Progression to daily marijuana use in adolescence may hasten the onset of symptoms leading up to psychosis, a tumblr post finds.

Journal Reference:

Compton et al. Association of Pre-Onset Cannabis, Alcohol, and Tobacco Use With Age at Onset of Prodrome and Age at Onset of Psychosis in First-Episode PatientsAmerican Journal of Psychiatry, 2009; 166 (11): 1251 DOI: 10.1176/appi.ajp.2009.09030311

WTR-RI Research & Analysis Team Note:

ScienceDaily also reports the researchers identified a gender difference in that females who progressed to daily use were at higher risk for developing psychosis.

 

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