Smoking cannabis as a teen increases risk of depression and suicide as a young adult, says study

first_imgStuff 14 February 2019Family First Comment: “This group of cannabis users represents approximately 5 to 10 per cent of the adolescent population, with these individuals being at significantly increased risk of co-occurring mental health and substance use problems, as well as engaging in anti-social behaviour. Furthermore, individuals in this group will also display higher levels of risk-taking in general, and are more likely to leave school early.”Smoking cannabis as a teenager increases the risk of depression and suicide during young adulthood, according to a new study.Individual risk remains moderate to low, but because so many teens are smoking cannabis, there is potential for large numbers of young people to be affected, according to findings published in the JAMA Psychiatryjournal on Thursday.However the researchers, led by Gabriella Gobbi from McGill University, Canada, didn’t find a link between marijuana use and increased risk of anxiety.The team said their findings highlight the importance of efforts aimed at educating teenagers about the risks of using marijuana. “This is an important public health problem and concern, which should be properly addressed by health care policy,” they wrote.Cannabis is the world’s most widely used illicit drug, with 3.8% of the global population having used cannabis in the past year.Marijuana is commonly used by many teenagers worldwide, but not much has previously known about how that use might impact mood and risk of suicide later in life.For this review, the scientists analysed the combined the results of 11 studies with about 23,300 people and found marijuana use during adolescence before age 18 was associated with increased risk of depression and suicidal thoughts or attempts during young adulthood between the ages of 18 and 32.READ MORE: read more

Syracuse men’s soccer’s Miles Robinson to enter MLS SuperDraft, forgo last two years of eligibility at SU

first_img Published on January 4, 2017 at 2:28 pm Contact Matt: | @matt_schneidman Syracuse defender Miles Robinson will forgo his final two seasons of college eligibility and enter the 2017 Major League Soccer SuperDraft, the MLS announced Wednesday afternoon.Robinson signed a Generation Adidas contract, which is offered to a select number of underclassmen that are projected to be taken in the beginning of each draft.The sophomore becomes the youngest of four SU players to leave school early for the MLS, joining Alex Bono, Ben Polk and Julian Buescher. Bono left after the 2014 season, his junior year, and Buescher (then a 22-year-old sophomore) and Polk (then a junior) left after the 2015 season.Tony D. Curtis | Staff PhotographerAdvertisementThis is placeholder textRobinson was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year and a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy, college soccer’s top individual award. He was also a First-Team All-American. He led Syracuse to an appearance to the Sweet Sixteen, anchoring a defense that posted 11 shutouts. Robinson missed two games in the middle of the season after being called up the the Under-20 U.S. National Team for a tournament in Manchester, England.Bono was chosen sixth in the 2015 MLS Draft by Toronto F.C. Buescher was taken 11th overall by D.C. United last year and Polk went 20th overall to the Portland Timbers. Robinson is projected to go third overall to the Chicago Fire in Top Drawer Soccer’s latest mock draft.From Jan. 8-12, Syracuse senior forward Chris Nanco will partake in a player combine held by the MLS. He was one of 53 Division I players to receive an invitation.The 2017 MLS Draft begins on Jan. 13. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more