About a quarter of adults whose marijuana use is problematic in early adulthood have anxiety disorders in childhood and late adolescence. The findings also shed light on an estimated 4 percent of adults who endured childhood maltreatment and peer bullying without resorting to chronic marijuana abuse, only to develop problems with the drug between the ages of 26 and 30.
The research is based on a survey of 77 men and women with a diagnosis of social anxiety disorder and 63 healthy controls without a diagnosis. Each of these primary participants named a friend, and these friends were also surveyed. Most of the friendships were same sex. Past research has found that people with social anxiety tend to say that their friendships are of lower quality in general, as compared with control participants. This observation was replicated here: the participants with a social anxiety diagnosis tended to rate the quality of their friendships in general more negatively, and the specific named friendship too, as compared with control participants. The participants with social anxiety especially rated their named friendship more negatively if they were younger and if the friendship was newer.
People who have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, have twice the odds of having a generalized anxiety disorder at some point in their lives when compared to peers without IBD, according to a new study published by University of Toronto researchers.
Cannabis is the most widely used illicit substance globally. Several studies have made note of the association between cannabis use and anxiety disorders. These studies indicated high cannabis use among those with anxiety, and a large number of anxiety disorders among those who use cannabis.
All anxiety disorders share some general symptoms which include,Panic, fear, and uneasiness, Sleep problems, Not being able to stay calm and still, Cold, sweaty, numb or tingling hands or feet, Shortness of breath, Heart palpitations, Dry mouth, Nausea, Tense muscles,Dizziness