Anxiety mediates the association between cannabis use and attenuated positive psychotic symptoms.

  title={Anxiety mediates the association between cannabis use and attenuated positive psychotic symptoms.},
  author={Lauren E Reeves and Deidre M. Anglin and Richard G Heimberg and Lauren E. Gibson and Anna M Fineberg and Seth D Maxwell and Connor Morrow Kerns and Lauren M. Ellman},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  volume={218 1-2},
Cannabis use has been associated with a continuum of psychotic experiences. However, it is unclear whether mood and anxiety symptoms account for increases in attenuated positive psychotic symptoms (APPS) among cannabis users. We predicted that depression and anxiety symptoms would mediate the relation between cannabis use and APPS, and between cannabis use and endorsement of eight or more distressing APPS (D-APPS), a potentially more clinically meaningful group. Young adults (n=674) completed… CONTINUE READING
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