Cannabis for Psychological Symptoms Including Insomnia, Anxiety, and Depression
February 21, 2023
Country of Publication
During the treatment of cancer, 18% of patients use cannabis for symptom management. Anxiety, depression, and sleep disturbances are common symptoms in cancer. A systematic review of the evidence for cannabis use for psychological symptoms in cancer patients was undertaken to develop a guideline. Conclusion: There is no high-quality evidence to recommend the use of cannabis as an intervention for psychological symptoms in patients with cancer until more high-quality research demonstrates benefit.
Male, Female, Adult, Older adult
Health Care Settings
Nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant
D003863 - Depression, D001007 - Anxiety, D002188 - Cannabis
cancer, depression, anxiety, Insomnia, cannabis
De Feo G, Case AA, Crawford GB, Hui D, To J, Sbrana A, Alderman B, Mukhopadhyay S, Bouleuc C, Amano K, Tanco K, Garsed J, Davis M. Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) guidelines: cannabis for psychological symptoms including insomnia, anxiety, and depression. Support Care Cancer. 2023 Feb 21;31(3):176. doi: 10.1007/s00520-023-07628-3. PMID: 36809575.