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2019 Sep

Psychiatr Danub


Suppl 3

Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome: a review of the literature.


Deceuninck E, Jacques D
Psychiatr Danub. 2019 Sep; 31(Suppl 3):390-394.
PMID: 31488758.


Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS) is characterized by cyclic vomiting and compulsive need to take hot showers in the context of chronic cannabis use. Physicians' lack of knowledge of CHS often results in a diagnostic delay of several years. The purpose of this article is to describe CHS in order to enable physicians, and more particularly psychiatrists, to diagnose it as quickly as possible and thus avoid unnecessary additional invasive examinations.