Psychosis and the Pandemic
It will be years before the long-term effects of COVID-19 are fully understood, but Dr. Jason Morrison already knows one aspect that needs further study. In the months after a state of emergency was declared in Nova Scotia and widespread lockdowns were initiated, the interim chief of psychiatry for Nova Scotia Health’s central zone said in-patient doctors started noticing changes in who was coming to hospital.
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Canadian Columnist was Right, Her Editors WRONG on Legalizing Weed
Canadian Report Reveals Thousands of young people hospitalized due to cannabis and other substance useA new report says thousands of young people in Canada were hospitalized last year due to cannabis, alcohol and other substance use, and experts say the numbers highlight the need for more mental health supports in the community.
Cannabis and psychosis: what do we know and what should we do?Abstract It is now incontrovertible that heavy use of cannabis increases the risk of psychosis. There is a dose-response relationship and high potency preparations and synthetic cannabinoids carry the greatest risk. It would be wise to await the outcome of the different models of legalisation that are being introduced in North America, before deciding whether or not to follow suit.
This study replicates exactly what Henquet et al. found back in 2005 for the amount of use where you begin to see a rise in risk – 5 times of use.
Cannabis and psychosis: what do we know and what should we do? | The British Journal of Psychiatry | Cambridge Core
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“They may be infrequent and thus not problematic for the adolescent, (but) when these experiences are reported continuously, year after year, then there’s an increased risk of a first psychotic episode or another psychiatric condition.” Marijuana is thought to cause psychosis-like experiences by increasing a user’s risk of depression. See Study Adolescent Cannabis Use and Risk of Psychosis
On an afternoon I occasionally walk with my granddaughter in a London park where teens gather after school, and the smell of pot is unescapable. It’s more pungent than I remember and I presume stronger, possibly super skunk , which is flooding the UK.
Doctors Dispute Notion that Marijuana Solves Opioid Crisis
he take-home message from research published last week in JAMA Internal Medicine – let’s liberalize access to marijuana as a way to address the raging opioid epidemic – captured the public imagination. We disagree. Supporting medical or recreational marijuana as an alternative to opioids for conditions like chronic pain is a bad idea, especially for America’s youths.
Marijuana Induced Psychosis Causes Man with No Criminal Record to Attack Strangers
As the federal government prepares to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, an Ontario judge has ruled that cannabis-induced psychosis led a man to a seemingly hate-filled attack on a family, in what appears to be the first case of its kind in Canadian criminal courts.
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Top Doctor Warns of a Psychosis, Paranoid Delusions and a Superskunk Schizophrenia Timebomb
Britain could set off a schizophrenia timebomb if it ignores the dangers of super-strength ‘skunk’ cannabis, one of the UK’s most eminent psychiatrists warns today. Strong evidence now shows that smoking potent forms of the Class B drug increases the chance of psychosis, paranoid delusions and schizophrenia.