Cannabis use may increase the risk for new onset of mania symptoms as much as three-fold.
Marijuana should not be used to treat autism or ADHD in children due to adverse effects and lack of evidence.
Awareness of adolescents’ sexual history is essential in providing mental health treatment.
Those diagnosed with ADHD who began using alcohol, illegal drugs did so up to two years before those without ADHD.
Legalizing marijuana in Colorado has increased the number of hospital visits from marijuana-related ailments.
While veterans in substance abuse treatment tended to favor legalization of marijuana, many doctors express concerns over health risks.
Genetics influence treatment response to medications for drug and alcohol dependence, and may be a clinical tool in the next decade.
Teens who have been prescribed anxiety or sleep medications are more likely to abuse them than those without prescriptions.