The impact of cannabis use on the outcomes for men and women with an established psychotic disorder

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Abstract

Cannabis use is highly prevalent in people with psychotic disorders, but the impact of regular use on mental and physical health and cognition of men and women and younger and older people in this population is unclear. This thesis shows that cannabis use is associated with cardiometabolic protective effects in men not women, and higher rates of suicide attempts in older men but not younger men or women of any age; rates of use are declining in younger adults but increasing in older people. Understanding how cannabis differentially impacts men and women may result in better outcomes for both sexes.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Morgan, Vera, Supervisor
  • Badcock, Jo, Supervisor
  • Jablensky, Assen, Supervisor
  • Martin-Iverson, Mathew, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date17 Jan 2022
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2022

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