Marijuana and Madness: Psychiatry and Neurobiology (Google eBook)

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David Castle, Robin Murray
Cambridge University Press, May 27, 2004 - Medical
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This book provides a comprehensive overview of the psychiatry and neuroscience of Cannabis sativa (marijuana), with particular emphasis on psychotic disorders. It outlines developments in our understanding of the human cannabinoid system, and links this knowledge to clinical and epidemiological facts about the impact of cannabis on mental health. Clinically focused chapters review not only the direct psychomimetic properties of cannabis, but also the impact consumption has on the courses of evolving or established mental illness such as schizophrenia. A number of controversial issues are critically explored, including whether a discrete 'cannabis psychosis' exists, and whether cannabis can actually cause schizophrenia. Effects of cannabis on mood, notably depression, are reviewed, as are its effects on cognition. This book will be of interest to all members of the mental health team, as well as to neuroscientists and those involved in drug and alcohol research.
  

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Contents

How cannabis works in the brain
19
Acute and subacute psychomimetic effects of cannabis in humans
41
a review
54
Cannabis and psychosis proneness
75
Is there a specific cannabis psychosis?
89
Cannabis as a potential causal factor in schizophrenia
101
Cannabis abuse and the course of schizophrenia
119
The endogenous cannabinoid system in schizophrenia
127
Cannabinoid model psychosis dopaminecannabinoid interactions
142
Motives that maintain cannabis use among individuals with
166
Addressing cannabis abuse in people with psychosis
186
Index
211
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