More bad news for young people using marijuana:
It’s a well-known fact that many young people use cannabis, and studies have pointed to a link between the drug and psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia. However, the links between cannabis use and the development of bipolar symptoms over time have been insufficiently studied — until now.
The use of cannabis, more popularly known as marijuana, among teens may have dire consequences on their mental health in later years.
A new study fills this research gap by examining how cannabis use among teenagers is linked with hypomania in early adulthood.
The research was led by Dr. Steven Marwaha, a clinical academic psychiatrist from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom, and the findings were published in the journal Schizophrenia Bulletin.