Baking Young Minds: Scientific Concerns for Cannabis on Kids

Joe Selvaggi talks with professor of psychiatry Dr. Ryan Sultan about the findings of his recently released study on the effects of cannabis on the mental health of American adolescents. Dr. Sultan’s work shows a substantial correlation between cannabis use and negative mental health outcomes.


Dr. Ryan S. Sultan is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University Irving Medical Center/New York State Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Sultan is an expert in the areas of ADHD and cannabis use. His research focuses on the interface of electronic databases, epidemiology, and evidence-based treatments with common psychiatric disorders. Currently, he is using big data to investigate cannabis and other substance use in teens. His past research includes antipsychotic treatment of ADHD and psychopharmacology trends in youth. His work has been published in academic journals and presented nationally and internationally.

Dr. Sultan completed his training as a physician at Emory School of Medicine, New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical College, and the Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Dr. Sultan has been featured in Time Magazine and on NPR’s Morning Edition. Dr. Sultan is also director of Integrative Psych, providing individualized evaluation and ongoing treatment for adults, youths and families. He specializes in psychotherapy and psychopharmacology for individuals with ADHD and substance use.

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