Category Archives: mental health

Study Finds Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Youth More Likely to Use Multiple Substances

An Oregon State University study has found that lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth are more likely to use substances including nicotine, alcohol, and cannabis. Results of the research were published recently by the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Sarah Dermody, an assistant professor in the School of Psychological Science in OSU’s College of Liberal Arts and […]

Study Suggests CBD May Have Antipsychotic Effect in High-Risk Individuals

The psychiatric research journal JAMA Psychiatry has just published a new study suggesting CBD could have antipsychotic effects in individuals at clinical high risk of psychosis. The study builds off compelling prior research demonstrating CBD’s therapeutic effects. Titled “Effect of Cannabidiol on Medial Temporal, Mid-brain, and Striatial Dysfunction in People at Clinical High Risk of Psychosis,” the […]

Can Cannabis Help Prevent Domestic Violence?

Researchers and other professionals have linked alcohol and other substance abuse to an increase in domestic violence many times in the past. But can cannabis help prevent domestic violence? Researchers from Yale University, University of Buffalo and Rutgers may be closer to providing an answer with a study that was published on Psychology of Addictive Behaviour in 2014. […]