Drugs - myths and stereotypes

The Amotivational Syndrome and Cannabis Drugs

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The Amotivational Syndrome and Cannabis Drugs

07.03.2006 | Mgr. Roman Gabrhelík Ph.D.

Over thirty years of research into the amotivational syndrome in cannabis users have passed with little convincing evidence and little effect. The overwhelming majority of findings about the presence of the amotivational syndrome come from clinical observations, but the findings are often used with no respect to their methodological limitations. We attempted to handle this problem through qualitative research methods when using the data collected from heavy cannabis users. Furthermore, we focus on procrastination, which may play a major role in the amotivational syndrome concept.