Teen use of cannabis linked to depression
Feb 19, 2019
New research shows that using the drug in adolescence increased the risk of suffering from depression in adulthood by 37%. The researchers were unable to prove whether cannabis use causes depression but confirmed there is a strong link between the two, adding that a developing brain is very vulnerable to the effects of the drug. Previous research has suggested that cannabis affects the levels of serotonin in the brain that influence mood as well as the part of the brain that rules over emotional thinking. The researchers stated that parents who think the use of cannabis is a normal part of growing up should be careful about teens using cannabis since their brains are still developing.