Teenagers with mental health disorders who smoke marijuana are THREE times more likely to self-harm

Teenagers with bipolar disorder or depression who smoke cannabis are at increased risk of death and self-harm, a shock new study has found.

Mood disorders in adolescence have long been linked with cannabis abuse and this addiction has now been found to have a significant impact on mortality.

Researchers from Ohio State University found teens with a mood disorder and a cannabis habit are 3.28 times more likely to self-harm and 59 per cent more at risk of dying from all causes.

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Researchers from Ohio State University in the US found teens with a mood disorder and a cannabis habit are 3.28 times more likely to self-harm and 59 per cent more at risk of dying from all causes (stock)

Researchers from Ohio State University in the US found teens with a mood disorder and a cannabis habit are 3.28 times more likely to self-harm and 59 per cent more at risk of dying from all causes (stock)

Researchers from Ohio State University in the US found teens with a mood disorder and a cannabis habit are 3.28 times more likely to self-harm and 59 per cent more at risk of dying from all causes (stock)

The risk of death from an unintended overdose is 2.4 higher than in people who avoid the drug, and the likelihood of being a victim of murder is 3.24 times higher, the study finds.

‘Marijuana use and addiction is…

Teenagers with bipolar disorder or depression who smoke cannabis are at increased risk of death and self-harm, a shock new study has found.

Mood disorders in adolescence have long been linked with cannabis abuse and this addiction has now been found to have a significant impact on mortality.

Researchers from Ohio State University found teens with a mood disorder and a cannabis habit are 3.28 times more likely to self-harm and 59 per cent more at risk of dying from all causes.

Scroll down for video

Researchers from Ohio State University in the US found teens with a mood disorder and a cannabis habit are 3.28 times more likely to self-harm and 59 per cent more at risk of dying from all causes (stock)

Researchers from Ohio State University in the US found teens with a mood disorder and a cannabis habit are 3.28 times more likely to self-harm and 59 per cent more at risk of dying from all causes (stock)

Researchers from Ohio State University in the US found teens with a mood disorder and a cannabis habit are 3.28 times more likely to self-harm and 59 per cent more at risk of dying from all causes (stock)

The risk of death from an unintended overdose is 2.4 higher than in people who avoid the drug, and the likelihood of being a victim of murder is 3.24 times higher, the study finds.

‘Marijuana use and addiction is…

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