A new five year study published today by the University of Montreal says that more teen drug users face depression after their drug use.
The study focused on the party drugs ecstasy and amphetamine.
It found that 15 to 16-year-olds who took MDMA (ecstasy) or speed (amphetamine) had a 70 percent greater risk of suffering from depression a year later.Nearly 4,000 Canadian high school sophomores were questioned regarding the drug use.
The findings concluded that participants who had tried both drugs doubled their risk of suffering symptoms of depression.
The team said that the contribution of this type of drug use to depression was “relatively modest,” but warned, “modest contributions can have significant clinical implications from a population health perspective.”
The study is published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.