Journal article

The relationship between cannabis use, depression and anxiety among Australian adults: findings from the National Survey of Mental Health and Well-Being

L Degenhardt, W Hall, M Lynskey

Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 2001

Abstract

BACKGROUND: This study aimed to examine the patterns of association between cannabis use, and anxiety and affective disorders, in the general population. METHOD: Data from the Australian National Survey of Mental Health and Well-Being, a representative survey of Australians aged 18 years and over, were analysed to address the following questions: (1) is there an association between cannabis use, DSM-IV abuse and dependence, and DSM-IV affective and anxiety disorders; (2) if so, is it explained by: demographic characteristics, levels of neuroticism, or other drug use; and (3) does the presence of a comorbid affective or anxiety disorder affect the likelihood of treatment seeking among cannabi..

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