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Are we any closer to identifying a causal relationship between cannabis and psychosis?

Hamilton, I and Sumnall, H Are we any closer to identifying a causal relationship between cannabis and psychosis? Current Opinion in Psychology. ISSN 2352-250X (Accepted)

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Abstract

This review provides the reader with an update on developments in research relating to cannabis psychosis. For over four decades researchers and clinicians have focused on the relationship between exposure to cannabis and the emergence of psychotic symptoms. This has proved to be a complicated topic to investigate but research has provided some valuable insights as to the nature of this relationship while also identifying the limits of our understanding.

There are significant gaps in understanding of almost every aspect of the journey that people who have cannabis psychosis experience. Not only are treatment options limited, but we still have little evidence to help reliably predict who is at risk of developing cannabis psychosis. This would provide an opportunity to intervene early to reduce the number of people who experience this type of problem, although it is unrealistic to think it would be eliminated completely.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Public Health Institute
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2020 11:29
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2020 11:30
DOI or Identification number: 10.1016/j.copsyc.2020.07.027
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13439

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