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Chronic cannabis users don't stress easily, say Washington State University researchers

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by CFS_for_19_years, Aug 4, 2017.

  1. CFS_for_19_years

    CFS_for_19_years Hoarder of biscuits

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    Potheads don’t stress easily, say WSU researchers
    http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/jul/31/potheads-dont-stress-easily-say-wsu-researchers


    Free full text of the study:
    Blunted stress reactivity in chronic cannabis users
    http://sci-hub.cc/10.1007/s00213-017-4648-z

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  2. Mary

    Mary Forum Support Assistant

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    That is just bizarre ..... :sluggish: It sounds like somebody was indulging when thinking up this stressful situation :lol:
     
  3. CFS_for_19_years

    CFS_for_19_years Hoarder of biscuits

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    I had the same reaction when I was reading the procedure, especially the part about being chided when they made a mistake.

    Here's more info on the Maastricht Acute Stress Test (MAST):
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28469586
    Free full article:
    The Maastricht Acute Stress Test (MAST): Physiological and Subjective Responses in Anticipation, and Post-stress
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5395611/
     
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  4. Mary

    Mary Forum Support Assistant

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    Ahhh, to be a social scientist ........ cockwomble! :eek::rofl: (it still sounds crazy to me, thinking up that test)

    @Cheesus - is this the correct usage? Have to make sure I'm doing it right!
     
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    Cheesus Senior Member

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    Yeah you nailed it ;)
     
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    Haha, hey didn't find the pathology they were looking for, so they decided to interpret the reduced stress levels in their weed users as pathological.

    But the gaping glaring hole in this study is that they did not bother to report performance (how well people did on the counting task). This is what really matters. Having reduced stress levels is a good thing - if it doesn't compromise your performance.

    Its only a bad thing if it means you don't perform as well as you otherwise might.
     
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