Cannabis Use Associated With Better Memory and Cognitive Function in Those With Schizophrenia
A new government funded study published in the journal Psychiatry Research has found that heavy cannabis use leads to better emotional memory and brain function in those with schizophrenia.
For the study – which was conducted at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Montreal – researchers performed a magnetic resonance imaging study of emotional memory in patients with schizophrenia and cannabis abuse.
They conclude; “These results are consistent with previous findings showing that cannabis abuse is associated with fewer negative symptoms and better cognitive functioning in schizophrenia.”
This study – which can be found here – was funded in part by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.