Although marijuana use may decrease the psychotic threshold, research suggests that it makes your symptoms worse.
The cause of bipolar disorder remains unknown.
One study found that although marijuana can’t cause certain psychiatric disorders, it can mimic the effects of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
If you have bipolar disorder, you may be looking for a way to help you manage your condition. People with bipolar disorder experience extreme emotional highs and lows. You may be wondering whether medicinal marijuana, which people take to treat other medical conditions, can help with these mood swings.
Some research associates marijuana use with a decrease in psychotic threshold, which is the point at which someone transitions into active psychotic symptoms. Other research suggests it may make your symptoms worse. Researchers have also found that using marijuana can lower the age at which a person begins experiencing symptoms of bipolar disorder.