Substance Use And Mental Health Problems

1630 Words Apr 3rd, 2016 7 Pages
Substance use is very common among people diagnosed with mental illness. This paper will examine the results of four studies by Shi (2014) and by Ortiz-Gomez et al. (2014), Marmorstien (2010) and Green et al. All of these studies examine substance use among individuals diagnosed with depression.
In conducting a study Shi (2014) examined the relationship between marijuana and depression. Shi (2014) examined the risk and quit behavior among adults living with depression or a serious psychological distress in comparison with those who do not. He also examined the relationship between Marijuana use and the time of diagnosis (how recent). “The purpose of this article deepen our understanding of the relationship between marijuana use and mental health problems, improve the screening for high risk marijuana use subgroups, and provide guidance in the treatment development of the targeted population” (p. 765). The 39,133 participants were non-institutionalized adults from the 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. The participants age ranges were between 18 and 65. Shi (2014) study has similar findings of previous studies. As stated by Shi (2014). “This study attempts to examine the disparity in marijuana use characteristics of depression or SPD status. Based on the large and representative NSDUH 2011 data, the findings of this study support previous research that adults with depression or SPD” (p.762). While conducting his study, he found that individuals with depression or…
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