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  • 14 b/w illus. 10 tables
  • Page extent: 236 pages
  • Size: 247 x 174 mm
  • Weight: 0.63 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 615/.7827
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: RC568.C2 M375 2004
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Marijuana--Physiological effect
    • Marijuana--Psychological aspects
    • Marijuana abuse--Complications
    • Psychoses--Etiology
    • Schizophrenia--Etiology

Library of Congress Record


 (ISBN-13: 9780521819404 | ISBN-10: 0521819407)


List of contributors page ix
Foreword xiii
Preface xv
  1 The cannabinoid system: from the point of view of a chemist 1
Raphael Mechoulam and Lumir Hanuš
  2 How cannabis works in the brain 19
Leslie Iversen
  3 Acute and subacute psychomimetic effects of cannabis in humans 41
David J. Castle and Nadia Solowij
  4 The association between cannabis use and depression: a review of the evidence 54
Louisa Degenhardt, Wayne Hall, Michael Lynskey, Carolyn Coffey and George Patton
  5 Cannabis and psychosis proneness 75
Hélène Verdoux
  6 Is there a specific ‘cannabis psychosis’? 89
Wayne Hall and Louisa Degenhardt
  7 Cannabis as a potential causal factor in schizophrenia 101
Louise Arseneault, Mary Cannon, John Witton and Robin Murray
  8 Cannabis abuse and the course of schizophrenia 119
Don Linszen, Bart Peters and Lieuwe de Haan
  9 The endogenous cannabinoid system in schizophrenia 127
Suresh Sundram, Brian Dean and David Copolov
10 Cannabinoid ‘model’ psychosis, dopamine–cannabinoid interactions and implications for schizophrenia 142
D. Cyril D’Souza, Hyun-Sang Cho, Edward B. Perry and John H. Krystal
11 Motives that maintain cannabis use among individuals with psychotic disorders 166
Catherine Spencer
12 Addressing cannabis abuse in people with psychosis 186
Wynne James and David J. Castle
13 Residual cognitive effects of long-term cannabis use 198
Harrison G. Pope, Jr and Deborah Yurgelun-Todd
Index 211

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