Bipolar Disorder and Cannabis Use

About the Course:

Marijuana is the most widely used illicit substance in those diagnosed with bipolar I disorder. However, there is conflicting evidence as to whether marijuana may alleviate or exacerbate mood symptomatology. The current study aimed to determine the impact of marijuana on mood in bipolar patients and to examine whether marijuana confers an additional negative impact on cognitive function.

Publication Date:

June 8, 2016 and March 4, 2015


Kelly A. Sagar

Cognitive and Clinical Neuroimaging Core, McLean Imaging Center, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA; Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Elizabeth Tyler

The Spectrum Centre for Mental Health Research, Division of Health Research Lancaster University, Lancaster, Lancashire, UK

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers treating patients struggling with bipolar disorder. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Ackowledge opposing views on marijuana use in patients with bipolar disorder.

  2. Identify the risks of increased manic and depressive symptoms associated with cannabis use.

  3. Extrapolate the opposing data and share the information with patients with bipolar disorder who are actively using marijuana.

Joint Effects: A Pilot Investigation of the Impact of Bipolar Disorder and Marijuana Use on Cognitive Function and Mood

The Relationship between Bipolar Disorder and Cannabis Use in Daily Life: An Experience Sampling Study

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Course Number: 102413
Total Credit Hours: 2.25cr
Exam Fee: $15.68
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