Complications - Cannabis
- Short term Psychiatric disorders include -
- Acute anxiety
- Paranoid Psychosis
- Suicidal Ideation
- Schizophrenia-like state
- Loss of interest
- 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
- 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
- Treatment for Marijuana Abuse - (https://psychcentral.com/lib/treatment-for-marijuana-abuse/)
- Frequently Asked Questions About Marijuana - (https://www.hdap.org/marijuana-faqs)
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