Marijuana-related anxiety: A questionnaire based pilot study of normal and psychiatric populations

Scott M Fishman, J. F. Rosenbaum, D. I. Yabusaki, D. B. Carr

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A mixed group of psychiatric out-patient's and normal controls were surveyed to determine the frequency of marijuana-related anxiety attacks. Results suggest marijuana may provoke anxiety attacks and that patient's may be particularly susceptible to this effect. Of special interest is the association between marijuana and a patient's first, or 'herald' panic attack, suggesting marijuana-related anxiety may promote the onset of panic disorder in all normals and those predisposed to pathological anxiety.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-226
Number of pages8
JournalResearch Communications in Substances of Abuse
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes


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