Cannabis use in youth is linked to bipolar symptoms in young adults, finds new research

11/30/17–Researchers from Warwick Medical School found that adolescent cannabis use is an independent risk factor for future hypomania — periods of elated mood, over-active and excited behaviour, and reduced need for sleep that are often experienced as part of bipolar disorder, and have a significant impact on day-to-day life. The Warwick research is the first to test the prospective association between adolescent cannabis use and hypomania in early adulthood, whilst controlling for important other factors that might explain this connection. Read