Regular Marijuana Use Make Maintaining Mental Health Difficult for People Diagnosed With Psychosis

HealthDay (3/3, Thompson) reports, “People diagnosed with psychosis will probably have a longer, harder struggle to maintain their mental health if they’re regular marijuana users,” the findings of a study published online March 3 in the journal BMJ Open suggest. After reviewing “the electronic health records of slightly more than 2,000 people treated for a first episode of psychosis between 2006 and 2013,” researchers also found that patients “who just experienced their first episode of psychotic illness are 50 percent more likely to need subsequent hospitalization for their condition if they use marijuana.”

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— “Psychosis Plus Pot a Bad Mix: Study,” Dennis Thompson, HealthDay, March 3, 2016.

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