Cannabis use disorder (CUD), also known as cannabis addiction or marijuana addiction, is defined in the fifth revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) and ICD-10 as the continued use of cannabis despite clinically significant impairment.
Wiki Number: W033
Diagnosis: Cannabis (Marijuana) Use Disorder
World Patients :
Symptoms: develops tolerance, requiring increased use, 15% of daily users become addicted
Progression: withdrawal, tolerance, use of time, cravings;1/3 of users transition to schizophrenia
Medications: None with consistent, positive results; 9% of users become dependent.
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- Factors associated with self-reported avoidance of harm reduction services during the COVID-19 pandemic by people who use drugs in five cities in the United States and Canadaby Kenneth A Feder on July 2, 2022
CONCLUSION: During the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, geographic differences in service and policy contexts likely influenced avoidance of health and harm reduction services by people who use drugs in the United States and Canada more than individual differences between people.
- The association of bladder cancer and Cannabis: A systematic reviewby Vahid Mehrnoush on July 1, 2022
CONCLUSIONS: The role of Cannabis in bladder cancer has been seldom studied. The small number of studies show contradictory findings; potential carcinogenic versus protective effect. The growing interest in Cannabis use after legalization necessitates further investigations with a robust design to assess the long-term effect of Cannabis on bladder cancer.
- Acute pancreatitis as a rare adverse event among cannabis users: A systematic reviewby Vikash Jaiswal on July 1, 2022
CONCLUSIONS: Cannabis should be included in the differential diagnosis for the etiology of acute pancreatitis, which would help in early intervention and treatment for the mitigation of the rapidly progressive disease.
- Moderation of Risks to Sexual Health by Substance Use in College Students With ADHDby Ashley M Rohacek on June 30, 2022
Objective: Poor sexual health is a public health concern for college students and individuals with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), yet limited information is available on the sexual health of college students with ADHD. Here, the sexual health of college students with and without ADHD was described and moderators of risk to sexual health were identified.