Specific thought patterns in chronic cannabis smokers observed during treatment

Life Sci. 1995;56(23-24):2141-4. doi: 10.1016/0024-3205(95)00200-p.


Clinicians report that chronic cannabis users seem to have symptoms, such as mental confusion and memory problems when entering treatment. The present study systematizes observations that were made during treatment of cannabis users during and after cessation of cannabis use. Cognitive symptoms prior to cessation are described in the conceptual framework of cognitive categories in the I.Q. test. Normalization of these cognitive functions during therapy is discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Chronic Disease
  • Cognition Disorders / etiology*
  • Cognition Disorders / therapy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Marijuana Smoking / adverse effects
  • Marijuana Smoking / psychology*
  • Marijuana Smoking / therapy
  • Psychological Tests