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Review: could Marijuana cause Suicidal ideation?

Summary: Suicidal ideation could be caused by Marijuana, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Tysabri, and have Multiple sclerosis.

We study 992 people who have side effects while taking Marijuana from FDA and social media. Among them, 65 have Suicidal ideation. Find out below who they are, when they have Suicidal ideation and more.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 1,002 people reported to have side effects when taking Marijuana. Among them, 65 people (6.49%) have Suicidal Ideation. They amount to 0.02% of all the 267,785 people who have Suicidal Ideation on eHealthMe.

Trend of Suicidal ideation in Marijuana reports

Time on Marijuana when people have Suicidal ideation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Suicidal ideation66.67%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%33.33%0.00%

Gender of people who have Suicidal ideation when taking Marijuana * :

FemaleMale
Suicidal ideation68.27%31.73%

Age of people who have Suicidal ideation when taking Marijuana * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Suicidal ideation0.00%0.00%4.95%2.97%7.92%73.27%10.89%0.00%

Severity of Suicidal ideation when taking Marijuana ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Suicidal ideation ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple sclerosis (64 people, 98.46%)
  2. Neck pain (61 people, 93.85%)
  3. Back pain (61 people, 93.85%)
  4. Intervertebral disc protrusion (61 people, 93.85%)
  5. Spinal column stenosis (60 people, 92.31%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Tysabri (60 people, 92.31%)
  2. Prozac (30 people, 46.15%)
  3. Ativan (29 people, 44.62%)
  4. Singulair (28 people, 43.08%)
  5. Zometa (28 people, 43.08%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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