Marijuana and Madness

Publication Year: 2011

Edition: 2nd Ed.

Authors/Editor: Castle, David; Murray, Robin M.; D'Souza, Deepak Cyril

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 978-1-10-870748-0

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The second edition of this critically acclaimed and award-winning text provides a comprehensive overview of the psychiatry and neuroscience of Cannabis sativa (marijuana).

It outlines the very latest 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 illnesses such as schizophrenia. Effects of cannabis on mood are reviewed, as are its effects on cognition. This new edition has been extensively updated and expanded with 10 new chapters to incorporate major new research findings. This book will be of interest to all members of the mental health team, as well as to neuroscientists, epidemiologists, public health specialists and those involved in drug and alcohol research.

Key Features:

  • Winner of the Mental Health Book of the Year award for 2005 from the British Medical Association
  • Covers basic science, epidemiology and clinical aspects, presenting a multidimensional approach
  • Written by international leading researchers and clinicians


Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Castle, David; Murray, Robin M.; D'Souza, Deepak Cyril
ISBN: 978-1-10-870748-0
Addiction Disorder
Internal Medicine
Substance Abuse
Language: English
Edition: 2nd Ed.
Pages: 252
Illustrations: 73
Year: 2011