Biopsychosocial Correlates of Cannabis Use Among Adolescents

Brodbeck, Jeannette; Matter, Monika; Moggi, Franz (2011). Biopsychosocial Correlates of Cannabis Use Among Adolescents. In: Bergman, Manfred Max; Hupka-Brunner, Sandra; Keller, Anita; Meyer, Thomas; Stalder, Barbara E. (eds.) Transitionen im Jugendalter. Ergebnisse der Schweizer Längsschnittstudie TREE = Transitions juvéniles en Suisse. Resultats de l'étude longitudinale TREE = Youth transitions in Switzerland. Results from the TREE panel study, Vol. 1 (pp. 281-296). Zürich: Seismo

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The association between infrequent cannabis use and biopsychosocial correlates is controversial. On the base of TREE data, this contribution associates the frequency of cannabis use and biopsychosocial stress. Results show that monthly cannabis use was associated with more smoking, more
regular alcohol consumption, more physical complaints, more psychosocial stress and for women with a less positive attitude towards life. For women, Cannabis use of 1–2 times per week was related to higher scores of depression compared to no or less frequent use. The article concludes that cannabis use at a minimal frequency of as little as once per month can already be an indicator of more biopsychosocial stress.

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07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy

UniBE Contributor:

Brodbeck, Jeannette, Matter, Monika (B), Moggi, Franz (B), Bergman, Manfred Max (B), Hupka-Brunner, Sandra (B), Keller, Anita (B), Meyer, Thomas (B), Igic, Ivana (B)


978-3-03777-093-1 (print); 978-3-03777-881-4 (PDF)




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Thomas Meyer

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04 Oct 2013 14:31

Last Modified:

30 Apr 2023 18:38

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URI: (FactScience: 218133)

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