Cannabis involvement in individuals with bipolar disorder

Psychiatry Res. 2011 Feb 28;185(3):459-61. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2010.07.007. Epub 2010 Jul 31.


In a study of 471 bipolar disorder (BD) cases and 1761 controls, individuals with BD were 6.8 times more likely to report a lifetime history of cannabis use. Rates of DSM-IV cannabis use disorders in those with BD were 29.4% and were independently and significantly associated with increased suicide attempts, greater likelihood of mixed episodes and greater disability attributable to BD.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Intramural

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Bipolar Disorder / epidemiology*
  • Black or African American
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Marijuana Abuse / epidemiology*
  • White People
  • Young Adult

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