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Relationship between cannabis and psychosis

May cause psychosis in intoxication (e.g. paranoid ideas)

Higher rate of use in those who later go on to develop schizophrenia - ? causal link

Use worsens outcome in psychotic disorders and may precipitate relapse

Some may use for perceived relief of positive symptoms/anxiety

Also associated with: amotivational syndrome, anxiety (mostly in withdrawal) and depression

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