ED visits for cannabis use a harbinger of anxiety disorder

Source: Medscape

Feb 29, 2024 | Research

Patterns of cannabis use that lead patients to seek treatment in the emergency department (ED) may increase the risk of developing an anxiety disorder and worsen anxiety disorders in patients who already have them, according to new research. In a population-based cohort study that included more than 12 million participants, about 24% of patients with an ED visit due to cannabis had an incident outpatient visit, ED visit, or hospitalization for an anxiety disorder in the subsequent 3 years. The findings were published on February 5 in The Lancet journal eClinicalMedicine 2024.

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