Early cannabis use and estimated risk of later onset of depression spells: Epidemiologic evidence from the population-based world health organization world mental health survey initiative

Ron De Graaf, Mirjana Radovanovic, Margriet Van Laar, Brian Fairman, Louisa Degenhardt, Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, Ronny Bruffaerts, Giovanni De Girolamo, John Fayyad, Oye Gureje, Josep Maria Haro, Yueqin Huang, Stanislav Kostychenko, Jean Pierre Lépine, Herbert Matschinger, Maria Elena Medina Mora, Yehuda Neumark, Johan Ormel, Jose Posada-Villa, Dan J. SteinHisateru Tachimori, J. Elisabeth Wells, James C. Anthony

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Abstract

Early-onset cannabis use is widespread in many countries and might cause later onset of depression. Sound epidemiologic data across countries are missing. The authors estimated the suspected causal association that links early-onset (age

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-159
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Epidemiology
Volume172
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010

Keywords

  • cannabis
  • depression
  • mental health
  • world health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology

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    De Graaf, R., Radovanovic, M., Van Laar, M., Fairman, B., Degenhardt, L., Aguilar-Gaxiola, S., Bruffaerts, R., De Girolamo, G., Fayyad, J., Gureje, O., Haro, J. M., Huang, Y., Kostychenko, S., Lépine, J. P., Matschinger, H., Mora, M. E. M., Neumark, Y., Ormel, J., Posada-Villa, J., ... Anthony, J. C. (2010). Early cannabis use and estimated risk of later onset of depression spells: Epidemiologic evidence from the population-based world health organization world mental health survey initiative. American Journal of Epidemiology, 172(2), 149-159. https://doi.org/10.1093/aje/kwq096