Cannabis Use Disorder

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Cannabis Use Disorder

  • Profile of the substance         
    • Marijuana
    • Hashish
  • Patterns of use
  • Effects on the body
    • Cardiovascular – Induces tachycardia and orthostatic hypotension
    • Respiratory – Production of tar from marijuana that is deposited in the lungs causing bronchodilation and later on lead to obstructive airway disorder
    • Reproductive – decrease in sperm count in men
    • C N S – sensory alterations may occur, including impairment in judgment of time and distance, recent memory, and learning ability.
    • Sexual functioning – Thought to increase sexual satisfaction.

Cannabis-Induced Disorder

  • Intoxication
    • Symptoms include impaired motor coordination, euphoria, anxiety, sensation of slowed time, and impaired judgment.
    • Physical symptoms include conjunctival injection, increased appetite, dry mouth, and tachycardia.
    • Impairment of motor skills lasts for 8 to 12 hours.
  • Withdrawal
    • Occurs upon cessation of cannabis use that has been heavy and prolonged
    • Symptoms occur within a week following cessation of use.
    • Symptoms include irritability, anger, aggression, anxiety, sleep disturbances, decreased appetite, depressed mood, stomach pain, tremors, sweating, fever, chills, or headache.

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