Letters Cannabis use disorders

Helping the youngest users

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c2242 (Published 28 April 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2242
  1. Woody Caan, professor of public health1
  1. 1Department of Child and Family Health, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge CB1 1PT
  1. woody.caan{at}anglia.ac.uk

    Winstock and colleagues’ review of cannabis use disorders in primary care emphasises that the youngest users are at the greatest risk of harm1—for example, a depressed pregnant adolescent in local authority care. Long term anxiety is common among young people who smoke this drug. Symptoms such as panic and paranoia can emerge …

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