Snippets News Portlet

March 22, 2010

Your Mother Was Right . . .A new study appears to add a new dimension to mothers’ sage advice. Researchers in Austria have found that fish oil with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids reduced the risk of progression to psychotic disorder in young people who had subthreshold psychotic symptoms-with none of the adverse effects associated with drug treatment.

Your Mother Was Right . . .

A new study appears to add a new dimension to mothers’ sage advice. Researchers in Austria have found that fish oil with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids reduced the risk of progression to psychotic disorder in young people who had subthreshold psychotic symptoms-with none of the adverse effects associated with drug treatment.

 

 

 

Reefer Madness: An Update

In a study of 3801 young adults that was just published in the Archives of General Psychiatry, Australian researchers have concluded that early and prolonged use of marijuana is associated with psychosis-related outcomes in young adults. They found a “dose-response” relationship: the longer marijuana was used, the higher the risk was out eventual psychosis.

 

For more on marijuana and for a concise medical history of the use of cannabis, see "The Past, Present, and Future of Medical Marijuana in the United States."