Psychiatric symptoms related to patients who used medicinal cannabis

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Boonsiri Junsirimongkol
Hathairat Saima-in
Yupha Khongklinsukhon
Chakkraphong Tomood


Background and Objective: There is a guideline for caring and report system of medicinal cannabis users in medical cannabis clinic. This research aim to study association between personal data factor, major symptoms for treatment/indications, medicinal cannabis type and occurrence of psychiatric symptoms in patients with medicinal cannabis use.

Method of study: This was a descriptive retrospective study. The secondary data of 6,202 patients receiving medicinal cannabis from the Cannabis Clinic Data Center (C-MOPH) in 2020 was used. Descriptive statistics, multiple logistic regression and chi-square test were applied in analysis of data.

Results: The results found that 96.73% did not find the occurrence of psychiatric symptoms and 3.27% found the occurrence of psychiatric symptoms. Depression was the most found with 2.05%. Only one factor associated with the occurrence of one or more psychiatric symptoms in overall after medicinal cannabis use which was major symptoms for treatment/indications factor. The factor consisted of muscle spasms in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson's disease, other multiple sclerosis, and two or more symptoms (Adj.OR = 3.23, 2.45, 13.57, 2.15 respectively). However, age, sex, major symptoms for treatment/indications and medicinal cannabis type associated with some psychiatric symptoms.

Conclusion: Major symptoms for treatment/indications of medicinal cannabis users associated with the occurrence of psychiatric symptoms.



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Junsirimongkol B, Saima-in H, Khongklinsukhon Y, Tomood C. Psychiatric symptoms related to patients who used medicinal cannabis. SRIMEDJ [Internet]. 2022 Feb. 28 [cited 2023 Feb. 7];37(1):82-93. Available from:
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