Webinar recording: Cannabis and psychosis, who is at risk?

Webinar: Cannabis and psychosis, who is at risk?

Cannabis use carries certain health and social risks, particularly for the developing brain of youth, for individuals with a personal or family history of mental illness, and for those who use it frequently. Estimates indicate that people who use cannabis have a 40% higher risk of psychosis than those who do not use this substance. But who is at risk?

Watch the webinar recording and download the presentation slides.

You will learn: 

  • An overview of cannabis and its potential impact on the developing brain and risk for psychosis.
  • Who is most vulnerable to an increased risk of psychosis as a result of cannabis use and how to reduce the risks.

Who should attend?

Health and social service providers, educators, policy makers, public health professionals, mental health and addictions providers, people with lived experience.

About the Presenters:

  • Dr. Romina Mizrahi, Head, Focus on Youth Psychosis Prevention (FYPP) Clinic; Head, Psychosis PET program, Research Imaging Centre and Clinician Scientist in the Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
  • Brian Cooper, Program Manager, Cleghorn Early Intervention Clinic, Schizophrenia & Community Integration Service Inpatient Rehab Team at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, and Chair of EPION’s Community of Interest working group.

 

To view the flyer click here

 

Co-hosted by Evidence Exchange Network at Provincial System Support Program, CAMH and Early Psychosis Intervention Ontario Network (EPION)