Cannabis - Complications

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Written by Dr. Vivekanand, MBBS | Medically Reviewed by dr. reeja tharu, M.Phil.,Ph.D on Mar 31, 2018
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Complications - Cannabis

  • Short term Psychiatric disorders include -
    • Acute anxiety
    • Paranoid Psychosis
    • Hysteria
    • Suicidal Ideation
    • Schizophrenia-like state
    • Lethargy
    • Apathy
    • Loss of interest
    • Anergia
    • Reduced drive
    • Lack of Ambition
  • A general controversial question that is yet to be cleared is whether chronic Cannabis use leads to schizophrenia
  • Dhunjibhoy in the 1930s first described a condition of Hemp Insanity or Cannabis Psychosis.
  • Similar conditions were then seen across India, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, and had begun to be referred to as an Indian hemp Insanity, which is a condition with a good prognosis and is characterized by -
    • Acute schizophreniform disorder
    • Disorientation
    • Confusion
  • Other complications due to chronic usage are -
    • Memory impairment
    • Mood disorders
    • Chronic obstructive airway disease
    • Anovulatory cycles
    • Decreased levels of Testosterone levels
    • Reversible inhibition of Spermatogenesis
    • Pregnancy risks, harmful for fetus

References:

  1. Treatment for Marijuana Abuse - (https://psychcentral.com/lib/treatment-for-marijuana-abuse/)
  2. Frequently Asked Questions About Marijuana - (https://www.hdap.org/marijuana-faqs)

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