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Heavy cannabis use and depressive symptoms in three Aboriginal communities in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory

Med J Aust 2008; 188 (10): 605-608.
  • K S Kylie Lee1,2
  • Alan R Clough1,3
  • Muriel J Jaragba4
  • Katherine M Conigrave2,5
  • George C Patton6

  • 1 School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences, James Cook University, Cairns, QLD.
  • 2 Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.
  • 3 School of Indigenous Australian Studies, James Cook University, Cairns, QLD.
  • 4 Top End Division of General Practice, Darwin, NT.
  • 5 Drug Health Service, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, NSW.
  • 6 Centre for Adolescent Health, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC.

Correspondence: kyliel@med.usyd.edu.au

Acknowledgements: 

We thank the communities, respondents, Indigenous researchers, linguists and service providers for their participation and support. The assistance of Jenni Langrell (Northern Territory Health Department), Mira Branezac (New South Wales Health, Drug and Alcohol Health Services Library), Caroline Wurramara, Rhoda Lalara, Elizabeth Caldwell, Chris White and Sibella Herbert is also appreciated. This research was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council and the Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Foundation. Kylie Lee was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Training Scholarship for Indigenous Australian Health Research.

Competing interests:

None identified.

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