- Marijuana use significantly reduces your ability to resist inappropriate behavior
- The drug is thought to cause psychosis by increasing a user’s depression risk
- A link has previously been established between depression and psychosis’ onset
- Psychosis-like experiences may be a serious concern if they occur repeatedly
- Symptoms include feeling something external is part of you and persecution
Going from being an occasional marijuana user to indulging every day increases the risk of psychosis by up to 159 percent, new research reveals.
Marijuana is thought to cause psychosis-like experiences by increasing a user’s risk of depression, a study found. The two mental health conditions have previously been linked.
Frequently abusing the substance also significantly reduces a user’s ability to resist socially unacceptable behavior when provoked, the research adds.