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The Relationship Between Dissociative Experiences and Cannabis Use: a Systematic Review

The Relationship Between Dissociative Experiences and Cannabis Use: a Systematic Review Purpose of Review This systematic review aimed to investigate the relation between cannabis use and dissociation. Recent Findings Four analytical and 14 descriptive cross-sectional studies were included. There is no variation in the rates of cannabis use among individuals with dissociative experiences compared with the general population. In addition, the prevalence of dissociative disorders in subjects using cannabis is not different from those not using cannabis. The majority of the studies employed inadequate sampling procedures and a concurrent or retrospective assessment of the two variables, which might have increased the risk of bias, and only a few of them controlled for potential confounders. Summary The limited number of eligible studies, combined with the heterogeneity of study design and methodological limita- tions, do not support the association between cannabis and dissociative experiences and prevent from any inference about the direction of causality. . . . . . Keywords Cannabis Marijuana Dissociation Depersonalization Out-of-body experiences Dissociative experience scale Introduction that dependence occurs in about 11% of lifetime cannabis users, with a higher risk for early cannabis users and daily Cannabis is the most widely consumed illicit drug in Europe users [4]. and over the world [1]: recent estimates indicate that 26.3% http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Current Addiction Reports Springer Journals

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2019 by Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Psychiatry; Neurology
eISSN
2196-2952
DOI
10.1007/s40429-019-0235-1
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Abstract

Purpose of Review This systematic review aimed to investigate the relation between cannabis use and dissociation. Recent Findings Four analytical and 14 descriptive cross-sectional studies were included. There is no variation in the rates of cannabis use among individuals with dissociative experiences compared with the general population. In addition, the prevalence of dissociative disorders in subjects using cannabis is not different from those not using cannabis. The majority of the studies employed inadequate sampling procedures and a concurrent or retrospective assessment of the two variables, which might have increased the risk of bias, and only a few of them controlled for potential confounders. Summary The limited number of eligible studies, combined with the heterogeneity of study design and methodological limita- tions, do not support the association between cannabis and dissociative experiences and prevent from any inference about the direction of causality. . . . . . Keywords Cannabis Marijuana Dissociation Depersonalization Out-of-body experiences Dissociative experience scale Introduction that dependence occurs in about 11% of lifetime cannabis users, with a higher risk for early cannabis users and daily Cannabis is the most widely consumed illicit drug in Europe users [4]. and over the world [1]: recent estimates indicate that 26.3%

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Current Addiction ReportsSpringer Journals

Published: Jan 15, 2019

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