A single dose of CBD reset the brains of people at high risk of psychosis

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Psychosis, a severe mental disorder characterized by a loss of grip on reality, can include unsettling hallucinations and delusions. As no one’s been able to pin down a single cause of psychosis, it’s been even harder to pin down a treatment. But researchers behind a new JAMA Psychiatry study seem to be on the right track. In the study, they report that they’ve found a way to reset the psychosis-afflicted brain using an unlikely plant: marijuana.

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Psicose induzida por álcool e drogas aumenta o risco de esquizofrenia e transtorno bipolar

ATUALIZADO em 12 de dezembro de 2017 — A psicose induzida por drogas e álcool, especialmente pela Cannabis sativa, ou maconha, está associada de modo significativo tanto ao transtorno bipolar (TB) quanto à esquizofrenia de início tardio, sugere uma nova pesquisa. Em um estudo dinamarquês feito com quase 6.800 pacientes apresentando quadros psicóticos induzidos por algum tipo de entorpecente, quase um terço dos participantes evoluiu para esquizofrenia ou transtorno bipolar nos 20 anos de acompanhamento.

A proporção da conversão foi ainda maior entre os mais de 1.200 pacientes que apresentaram psicose induzida pela maconha, com quase metade dos participantes comprometidos.

Embora os atos de autoagressão após o quadro psicótico tenham sido significativamente associados a maior risco de conversão tardia em transtorno bipolar e esquizofrenia, a idade mais jovem na época do quadro psicótico foi associada de modo significativo à evolução somente para esquizofrenia.

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Can Cannabis Use Lead to Increased Psychosis Relapse?

 

Clinical Context

Risk for relapse is high after the first episode of psychosis, creating a substantial personal and public health burden worldwide. Preventing relapse is an important treatment target because outcome during the first few years after psychotic episode onset is a leading determinant of long-term clinical and functional outcome. Finding modifiable risk factors for relapse is therefore essential.

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Ligação entre consumo de maconha na adolescência e psicose se fortalece

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A aceitação de cannabis pela sociedade para tratar náusea, dor e outras condições é rapidamente seguida pelo desejo de legalizar a planta para uso recreativo. Os efeitos colaterais aparentemente inócuos da maconha ajudaram a abrir caminho para tornar o seu comércio legal, com todo o brilho de marketing de outros produtos de consumo. Contudo, essa conta limpa de saúde é limitada. O impacto potencialmente prejudicial da maconha no desenvolvimento do cérebro de adolescentes permanece sendo um ponto importante para pesquisa – particularmente devido à possibilidade de usuários adolescentes poderem enfrentar um risco maior de psicose.

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At High Risk For Schizophrenia? Then Don’t Smoke Weed

 

 

 

 

 

We have long known that schizophrenia, a brain condition that affects about one percent of the U.S. population, has genetic roots, but new research suggests that the condition may be triggered by environmental factors, particularly marijuana use. According to the research, smoking pot during adolescence may serve as a catalyst for schizophrenia, but only in individuals already predisposed to the condition.

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‘It nearly cost me my life’: Woman, 24, hospitalised with pancreatitis warns about risks of taking controversial acne drug Roaccutane

  • Charlotte Carpenter felt agonising pain and was struggling to breathe 
  • Had been taking drug for severe acne for just two months 
  • Pancreatitis is a known but rare side effect of Roaccutane, says manufacturer
  • Drug also linked to depression and psychotic disorder 
  • Parents who blame the drug on the suicides of their children have called for ban 

A woman who had a brush with death after taking Roaccutane for just two months is warning others about the risks of the controversial anti-acne drug.

Charlotte Carpenter, 24, suffered horrendous pain in her side and difficulty breathing and was rushed to A&E with life-threatening pancreatitis.

She was shocked to be told the condition – where the pancreas becomes inflamed and can cause complications, such as multiple organ failure – was a side effect of the medication she’d taken for her skin problems. Leer Más