Friday, 18 March 2011

Risk of psychosis goes up with cannabis use

A report published in the British Medical Journal last week showed that teenagers or young adults who used cannabis increase their risk of developing psychoses. The study spanned ten years and tracked1,900 people.
It has long been known that there is a link between cannabis and psychosis but what wasn’t clear was that cannabis can trigger the disorder, and that cannabis use comes before the symptoms of psychosis as opposed to people using the drug to null the symptoms.
The report showed that cannabis use significantly increased the risk of psychotic symptoms even taking into account other factors such as the use of different drugs or socio-economic status.
Hypnotherapy can help by tackling smoking cessation and cannabis use together.  It will also address the root cause of the problem which may well involve psychological and emotional reasons for cannabis use,
Andy Cox, clinical hypnotherapist at Assured Effects in Poole, Bournemouth, Dorset explains “Hypnosis can help by re-programming positive new goals and habits rather than leaving a user to just reply on their willpower.”

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