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Mental Illness

Research in the 1800’s Found Link Between Cannabis Use and Insanity

Report in 1890’s showed that Bengal asylum was inhabited by people with psychosis, a significant number related to Ganga (marijuana) use.

You Tuber Attempts to Explain Mental Illness and Marijuana

The video below shows how accepting of cannabis today’s young people are. Unfortunately, she perpetuates the myth that schizophrenia rates aren’t changing with changes in use rates (in the U.S., it is not tracked so no one knows, and not sure that Canada does a much better job either; but Finland has good data for e.g.), and gives outdated figures (8% to 14%) on the % of psychosis cases that can be attributed to cannabis (as high as 50% in Amsterdam). Note that at 9:20 on the video she holds up a marijuana product with a warning label about Canadian health service caution about psychosis/schizophrenia risk. Such labels are not on U.S. products.

My Experience with Marijuana and Schizophrenia

In this video, I talk about the recent legalization here in Canada of marijuana, and the studied impacts of marijuana use on schizophrenia and psychosis. I a…

At 9:20 on the video she holds up a marijuana product with a warning label about Canadian health service caution about psychosis/schizophrenia risk. Such labels are not on U.S. products.

Cannabis and Our Genes

The following is an edited transcript of an interview with Dr Robin Murray, Head of Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, in which he discusses the effect cannabis can have on our brain and its relationship with our genetic make-up.

BBC NEWS | Programmes | Panorama | Cannabis and our genes

The following is an edited transcript of an interview with Dr Robin Murray, Head of Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, in which he discusses the effect cannabis can have on our brain and its relationship with our genetic make-up. There is a huge amount for us to understand about cannabis and the brain.


 
 

Oregon Chapter of National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Sounds Alarm About Marijuana

The dark side of marijuana

Editor’s note: This story has been updated with other risk factors for schizophrenia and a link to The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research, in which an ad hoc committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine presents nearly 100 conclusions related to the health effects of cannabis and cannabinoid use, both good and bad.

 
 

Mental Illness Rates for Kids Going Up, Especially Minorities

Editors Note:
Once again, we completely ignore the marijuana covered elephant in the room. Note, the increases coincide with marijuana legalization. It is the number one substance in kids in treatment, number one substance associated with that age group completed suicides in Colorado. How long will they ignore the obvious?

More kids are showing up in ERs with mental health crises

An increasing number of children are showing up in U.S. emergency rooms in the throes of a mental health crisis, researchers reported Friday. And the increases are seen in minority children, in particular. It’s not clear why, but the researchers say their findings are startling. They are seeing the same pattern across the country.