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Case Reports in Psychiatry
Volume 2015, Article ID 310930, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/310930
Case Report

Synthetic Cannabis-Induced Mania

1Department of Psychiatry, Medical Faculty, Ataturk University, 25240 Erzurum, Turkey
2Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Medical Faculty, Ataturk University, 25240 Erzurum, Turkey

Received 30 November 2014; Revised 27 January 2015; Accepted 26 February 2015

Academic Editor: Douglas L. Noordsy

Copyright © 2015 Mehmet Fatih Ustundag et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Synthetic cannabinoids (SC), cannabinoid 1 and cannabinoid 2 receptors agonists, are the psychoactive substances. SC was originally produced to treat medical conditions. Compared to other narcotics, SC is easier to obtain, cheap, and highly potent and has a long half-life. In addition, routine analysis does not detect SC, which has led to widespread use. A case is presented that manic episode was developed with the use of SC. Hospitalization and admission to psychiatric units depending on SC use have been observed mostly with psychosis. Although SC-induced affective symptoms were mentioned in the literature, mania has not been reported before. We aimed to discuss the psychiatric conditions induced by widespread use of SC via our case.