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Tauheed Zaman, MD Biography

Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry at the Cambridge Health Alliance
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"

“Several studies have shown that cannabis use may in fact exacerbate or hasten the onset of psychiatric illnesses… This includes the contribution of marijuana to symptoms of mood disorders, anxiety and psychosis, particularly in young adulthood. Cannabis use is associated with the emergence of mood disorders, particularly symptoms of bipolar disorder, among those with a family history of mood disorder. Among those with a predisposition to psychotic disorders, cannabis may hasten the emergence of both positive and negative psychotic symptoms…

Cannabis use is associated with increased depression, suicidal ideation, use of other substances and risky behavior among adolescents. Regular adolescent cannabis use is also associated with increased incidence of anxiety disorders. Cannabis use significantly increases the risk of psychotic disorders among young adults… These findings are of particular concern as symptoms often persist into adulthood, and therefore cannabis use may increase the risk of lifelong symptoms and disability due to mental illness.”

“Resource Document on Marijuana as Medicine,”, Oct. 2013

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Clinical Fellow, Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance
  • Contributor, CARS (Computerized Assessment and Referral System)
  • MD, Tufts University School of Medicine, 2010
  • BA, English and Biology, Tufts University
  • Received his medical license on Dec. 5, 2012
  • Also known as Mohammed T. Zaman