Pot smoking among teens is definitely one of the major problems that the Health sector in the US has been witnessing for the past years. Now, a recent study has found that the impacts of pot consumption can have extended implications. According to this research, the consumption of pot during teenage is related to risks of depression and suicidal thoughts during adulthood.
It means the teenagers who consume pot are more likely to get depressed and commit suicide when they reach the golden years of their lives. According to the statistics, the mere consumption of pot had brought about 40% of risk bump for depression and 50% risk bump for suicidal thoughts. Considering that the actual numbers are high, the idea is quite frightening. The study was published in JAMA Psychiatry.
“Given the large number of adolescents who smoke cannabis, the risk in the population becomes very big. About 7 percent of depression is probably linked to the use of cannabis in adolescence, which translates into more than 400,000 cases,” says the lead author of the study. It should be read along with the fact that the increase in terms of risk is very lower. However, the trend applies to an entire population.
It should be noted that the research is not standalone, but has taken inputs from a number of studies that were conducted in the past decade. It had also taken inputs from a study that had collected data from more than 23,300 individuals. These people were monitored during their teenage and young adulthood to have a clear idea about marijuana consumption.
This is one of the perfectly-timed research options right now. There were recent reports that the rates of pot consumption among teens is increasing at dangerous rates. As indicated by several surveys and scientific experiments, the consumption can cause serious health-related issues.