Schizophrenia Bulletin has published three new articles exploring issues related to marijuana use and schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research has also this month published two articles.
Topics explored include how marijuana use affects the brains of people with schizophrenia, how it may cause paranoia, how to reduce marijuana use in people with schizophrenia, and whether an element within cannabis may conversely have antipsychotic properties.
Psychiatric Times has also released a commentary and video, “The Lasting Effects of Marijuana Use.”
The Lasting Effects of Marijuana Use (Psychiatric Times, March 10, 2015)
Epstein, Katherine A., and Sanjiv Kumra. “Altered Cortical Maturation in Adolescent Cannabis Users with and without Schizophrenia.” Schizophrenia Research 162, no. 1 (n.d.): 143–52. Accessed February 23, 2015. doi:10.1016/j.schres.2014.11.029. (Abstract)
Iseger, Tabitha A., and Matthijs G. Bossong. “A Systematic Review of the Antipsychotic Properties of Cannabidiol in Humans.” Schizophrenia Research 162, no. 1 (n.d.): 153–61. Accessed February 23, 2015. doi:10.1016/j.schres.2015.01.033. (Abstract)
Pushpa-Rajah, Jonathan A., Benjamin C. McLoughlin, Donna Gillies, John Rathbone, Hannele Variend, Eliana Kalakouti, and Katerina Kyprianou. “Cannabis and Schizophrenia.” Schizophrenia Bulletin 41, no. 2 (March 1, 2015): 336–37. doi:10.1093/schbul/sbu168. (Abstract)
Freeman, Daniel, Graham Dunn, Robin M. Murray, Nicole Evans, Rachel Lister, Angus Antley, Mel Slater, et al. “How Cannabis Causes Paranoia: Using the Intravenous Administration of ∆9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) to Identify Key Cognitive Mechanisms Leading to Paranoia.” Schizophrenia Bulletin 41, no. 2 (March 1, 2015): 391–99. doi:10.1093/schbul/sbu098. (Abstract)
Barrowclough, Christine, Lynsey Gregg, Fiona Lobban, Sandra Bucci, and Richard Emsley. “The Impact of Cannabis Use on Clinical Outcomes in Recent Onset Psychosis.” Schizophrenia Bulletin 41, no. 2 (March 1, 2015): 382–90. doi:10.1093/schbul/sbu095. (Abstract)