A study published recently in the journal Addictive Behaviors, and published online by the National Institute of Health, has found that cannabis use doesn’t increase suicidal ideations (suicidal thoughts) in high school students.
For the study, 972 high school students were given questionnaires assessing cannabis use, suicidal ideations, depressive symptoms, social anxiety symptoms and borderline and psychopathic personality traits.
After examining the data, researchers found that; “Cannabis use was not a significant independent predictor of suicidal ideations after adjustment for confounding personality traits in the total sample and in the subsample of cannabis users.”
Researchers also found cannabis to have no significant effect on depressive symptoms, social anxiety symptoms or borderline and psychopathic personality traits.
The study, which was conducted by researchers at the Université de Toulouse-Le Mirail in Toulouse cedex France, can be found by clicking here.