Cannabis involvement in individuals with bipolar disorder

Arpana Agrawal, John I. Nurnberger, Michael T. Lynskey

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In a study of 471 bipolar disorder (BD) cases and 1761 controls, individuals with BD were 6.8 times more likely to report a lifetime history of cannabis use. Rates of DSM-IV cannabis use disorders in those with BD were 29.4% and were independently and significantly associated with increased suicide attempts, greater likelihood of mixed episodes and greater disability attributable to BD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)459-461
Number of pages3
JournalPsychiatry Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 28 2011


  • Bipolar disorder
  • Cannabis
  • Comorbidity


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