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Depression

07 July 2010

Pot smoking linked to depression

Children and teenagers who smoke marijuana may have a somewhat heightened risk of developing depression, a new study suggests.

Children and teenagers who smoke marijuana may have a somewhat heightened risk of developing depression, a new study suggests  though whether the drug itself is to blame is not clear.

For the new study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, researchers used data collected from more than 50,000 adults in 17 countries taking part in a World Health Organization mental-health study.

 

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