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Cannabis Use Disorder: Signs, Symptoms and Treatment

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Medically Reviewed By: Dr. Mohsin Ali, MD

Dr. Mohsin Ali MD is board certified in Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Trained in Syracuse NY, he has worked in Tennessee for the last sixteen years.

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What Is Cannabis Use Disorder?

Cannabis Use Disorder (CUD) is identified as problematic usage of marijuana, as defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5). This classification merges what were previously categorized as two separate conditions in earlier editions of the DSM: cannabis abuse and cannabis dependence.

Approximately 10% of global cannabis users, out of an estimated 193 million, are affected by CUD. This diagnosis acknowledges that marijuana use can have adverse effects on individuals without necessarily leading to addiction, yet it also accommodates the potential for developing an addiction to cannabis.

This article will delve into the symptoms associated with Cannabis Use Disorder, the criteria for diagnosis, underlying causes, and available treatment options that can assist individuals dealing with this condition.

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