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Lubman, Dan L and Baker, Amanda (2010) Cannabis and mental health: management in primary care. Australian Family Physician , 39 , (8) , pp. 554-557.

Cannabis, derived from the plant Cannabis sativa, is the most widely used illicit drug in Australia. Approximately one-third of the population have reported cannabis use at some time in their life, with around 9% reporting use in the past 12 months. Over the past few decades, the proportion of young people who have used cannabis has steadily increased while the age of first use has declined. An earlier onset of use increases the risk for subsequent dependence, while regular use during adolescence predicts later use of other illicit drugs, underperformance in school and mental health problems.

 

Item Type:Article
Date:2010
Page Range:pp. 554-557
Publisher:The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Volume:39
Number:8
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:G Health and disease > State of health > Mental health
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Care by type of problem > Mental health care
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Identification and screening > Identification and screening for drugs and alcohol use
VA Geographic area > Australia and Oceania > Australia
B Drugs and alcohol substances > Cannabis / Marijuana
G Health and disease > Drugs and alcohol related disorder > Drugs and alcohol related mental disorder
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility > Community-based treatment (primary care)

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