2022
DOI: 10.7759/cureus.27394
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Cannabis Use and the Development of Depression in Adolescents: Is There an Established Linear Relationship Between the Two?

Abstract: The period of adolescence is a stage during which individuals experience several physical and psychological changes which increase their vulnerabilities to environmental influences. Cannabis exposure is one environmental factor that may put their health at risk. Various research agree that a connection exists between the onset of depression and cannabis use. Cannabis can affect the adolescents' brain, making them susceptible to depression. Depression is a disorder that manifests in a myriad of ways that can be… Show more

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“…While cannabis has medicinal value for various conditions, including epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, arthritis, and anxiety, anecdotal evidence should not overshadow assessments of its immediate or long-term harm, especially concerning age of onset and chronic exposure [ 9 , 10 ]. The youth population, especially the adolescent group, is more prone to using cannabis because they go through several physical as well as psychological changes, which increase their vulnerability to environmental influences, involvement in risk-taking behaviour, peer pressure, family relations, and conflicting and variable views of cannabis use by medical, political, social, and ethical standpoints on cannabis-related issues [ 5 , 11 , 12 ]. In addition, self-control behaviour by adolescents against cannabis use is also an important predictor of the development of cannabis use disorders or other mental health issues [ 13 ].…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…While cannabis has medicinal value for various conditions, including epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, arthritis, and anxiety, anecdotal evidence should not overshadow assessments of its immediate or long-term harm, especially concerning age of onset and chronic exposure [ 9 , 10 ]. The youth population, especially the adolescent group, is more prone to using cannabis because they go through several physical as well as psychological changes, which increase their vulnerability to environmental influences, involvement in risk-taking behaviour, peer pressure, family relations, and conflicting and variable views of cannabis use by medical, political, social, and ethical standpoints on cannabis-related issues [ 5 , 11 , 12 ]. In addition, self-control behaviour by adolescents against cannabis use is also an important predictor of the development of cannabis use disorders or other mental health issues [ 13 ].…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%