The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Cannabis and the risk of panic attacks

    Cannabis (marijuana) dependence is associated with an increased risk of panic attacks.

    More than 4000 Colorado adults participated in a study of the lifetime associations between cannabis use, abuse, and dependence, and the risk of panic attacks.

    After adjusting for confounding variables (alcohol abuse, polysubstance use, and demographics), a lifetime history of cannabis dependence was significantly related to an increased risk of panic attacks. There was no correlation between marijuana use or abuse and panic attacks.

    Additionally, the age of onset of panic attacks in the marijuana users was significantly younger than in people with a lifetime panic attack history but no cannabis use.

    A discussion of marijuana and the signs and symptoms of panic attacks is posted here.

    12/22/06 18:10 JR

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