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The Self-Medication Trap: ADHD and Cannabis Risks

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On ‘Psychology Behind the Headlines,’ hosts Jessica Reyes, Patricia Wu, and guest Dr. Cortina Peters discuss on the new research that reveals an alarming link between ADHD and problematic cannabis use.

Understanding Self-Medication

People with ADHD may turn to cannabis to manage symptoms like hyperactivity, lack of focus, and racing thoughts.

Risk of Dependency

Cannabis use can quickly lead to dependency in those with ADHD.

Today’s cannabis is very potent, and the “natural” label shouldn’t dismiss risks.

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