Examine: The charges of melancholy and nervousness could also be increased in individuals with hashish use dysfunction
A review of epidemiological surveys published from January 1980 to July 2020 found that rates of depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) may be higher in people with cannabis use disorder (CUD).
The review was led by Vivian N. Onaemo, who works for the Saskatchewan Department of Health. Onaemo and colleagues analyzed data from surveys mainly conducted in the US and Australia, reports Psychiatric News.
The review published in the Journal of Affective Disorders found that people with CUD were 3.22 times more likely to develop major depression, while the GAD rate was 2.99 times higher.
According to Psychiatric News, Onaemo and colleagues found that some people with depression or anxiety may self-medicate with cannabis, and the genetic or environmental vulnerabilities may predispose some people to mental health problems and substance use disorders.