Depression

Combatting Cannabis Withdrawal Syndrome

DSM-5 cannabis withdrawal syndrome: Demographic and clinical correlates in U.S. adults

Cannabis withdrawal syndrome affects approximately 12.1% of heavy cannabis users and is characterized by symptoms such as nervousness/anxiety, hostility, sleep difficulty, and depressed mood. It has increased prevalence among those suffering from mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and personality disorders. This new data should emphasize the need for physicians to exercise caution when recommending cannabis to individuals who may end up consuming cannabis heavily, and who also suffering from mood, anxiety, or personality disorders

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Benjamin Caplan, MDCombatting Cannabis Withdrawal Syndrome
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