Cannabis-induced depersonalization disorder in adolescence

Hürlimann, Franziska; Kupferschmid, Stephan; Simon, Andor E (2012). Cannabis-induced depersonalization disorder in adolescence. Neuropsychobiology, 65(3), pp. 141-6. Basel: Karger 10.1159/000334605

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We present a case series of 6 patients who developed persistent depersonalization disorder in adolescence after consuming cannabis. In 2 of these cases, the illness course was severely disabling. Within the growing body of literature that investigates the effects of cannabis use on mental health, the association between cannabis and depersonalization disorder is widely neglected. We review the clinical characteristics of this disorder and summarize the neurobiological evidence relating it to cannabis use. This case series extends awareness about the potentially detrimental effect of cannabis use in young individuals beyond its well-documented relationship with psychosis and other psychological sequelae.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > University Psychiatric Services > University Hospital of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Psychiatric Services > University Hospital of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy > Management

UniBE Contributor:

Kupferschmid, Stephan and Simon, Andor

ISSN:

0302-282X

Publisher:

Karger

Language:

English

Submitter:

Myriam Pyrlik

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:36

Last Modified:

06 Dec 2013 13:36

Publisher DOI:

10.1159/000334605

PubMed ID:

22378193

Web of Science ID:

000302875300005

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/14659 (FactScience: 221739)

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