Cannabis and anxiety: a critical review of the evidence

  title={Cannabis and anxiety: a critical review of the evidence},
  author={J. Crippa and A. W. Zuardi and R. Mart{\'i}n‐Santos and S. Bhattacharyya and Z. Atakan and P. McGuire and P. Fusar-Poli},
  journal={Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental},
  • J. Crippa, A. W. Zuardi, +4 authors P. Fusar-Poli
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental
  • Anxiety reactions and panic attacks are the acute symptoms most frequently associated with cannabis use. Understanding the relationship between cannabis and anxiety may clarify the mechanism of action of cannabis and the pathophysiology of anxiety. Aims of the present study were to review the nature of the relationship between cannabis use and anxiety, as well as the possible clinical, diagnostic and causal implications. 
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