What is the role of cannabis in psychotic disorders?

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This issue of Primary Psychiatry examines a hot topic - the relationship of cannabis use to psychosis - from some novel perspectives, including that of the busy clinician treating patients with intractable dual diagnosis, and spanning prodromal research, challenge studies with drugs of abuse, and electronic tools for examining a "slice of life" in the experience of a young person with beginning substance use and emerging psychotic symptoms. Throughout, each article considers the evidence for the premise of a causal relationship of cannabis use to psychosis and then examines the implications of this for psychotic disorders - their course and prognosis, what may be safe and efficacious treatment, and a consideration of the biologic basis for an association of cannabis use and psychosis in a developmental context.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-28
Number of pages2
JournalPrimary Psychiatry
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2009
Externally publishedYes


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