Cannabis use in teens raises risk of depression in young adults
According to a recent paper published in JAMA Psychiatry, Cannabis use among adolescents is found to be associated with increased risk of depression, anxiety and suicidality in young adulthood.
The full paper by Gabriella Gobbi, ‘Association of cannabis use in adolescence and risk of depression, anxiety and suicidality in young adulthood: A systematic review and meta-analysis,’ can be read in JAMA Psychiatry.
“In this systematic review and meta-analysis of 11 studies and 23 317 individuals, adolescent cannabis consumption was associated with increased risk of developing depression and suicidal behaviour later in life, even in the absence of a premorbid condition”.
“The paper concludes that preadolescents and adolescents should avoid using cannabis as use is associated with a significant increased risk of developing depression or suicidality in young adulthood; these findings should inform public health policy and governments to apply preventive strategies to reduce the use of cannabis among youth”.