Cannabis dependence: Introduction
Addiction to cannabis which is an illicit drug. Cannabis (marijuana) is a psychoactive (mind-altering) drug whose main active ingredient is THC. Withdrawal symptoms can start within 24 hours in chronic users. ...more »
Symptoms of Cannabis dependence
- Compulsive use of cannabis
- Increasing tolerance to the effects of cannabis
- Withdrawal symptoms upon cessation of cannabis use
- Failed attempts to stop using cannabis
- Social, family, work or school relationship difficulties
- more symptoms...»
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Treatments for Cannabis dependence
- Recognition of the problem by the patient
- Detoxification and management of withdrawal symptoms - may occasionally require benzodiazepines for anxiety
- Drug counselling
- Psychotherapy - Cognitive Behavioural therapy, supportive therapy, analytical orientated therapy
- Group therapy
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Causes of Cannabis dependence
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Misdiagnosis and Cannabis dependence
Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who
had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness
because he suffered from sudden inability to speak.
This was...read more »
Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for
a patient to show mental decline to dementia.
Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions,
such as a stroke or ...read more »
ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD
in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults.
Some adults can remain...read more »
Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder)
often fails to be diagnosed correctly by primary care physicians.
Many patients with bipolar seek help...read more »
Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with
an eating disorder is female.
The result is that men with eating disorders often fail to be...read more »
Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be
undiagnosed in teenagers.
The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe...read more »
Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression)
may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see symptoms of anxiety disorders).
Failure to diagnose these anxiety...read more »
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