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Title Marijuana and mental health / edited by Michael T. Compton
Edition First edition
Published Arlington, Virginia : American Psychiatric Association Publishing, 2016
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations, map
Contents An introduction to marijuana and mental health / Michael T. Compton -- Marijuana's effects on the mind : intoxication, effects on cognition and motivation, and addiction / David L. Atkinson -- Medical and recreational marijuana policy : from prohibition to the rise of legalization / Arthur Robin Williams -- Medical marijuana : indications, formulations, efficacy, and adverse effects / Thida Thant, Elin C. Kondrad, Abraham M. Nussbaum -- Marijuana use and comorbidity : risk for substance use disorders and associations with mood, anxiety, and other behavioral health disorders / Charles Luther, Matthew Lorber, Ruth S. Shim -- Marijuana use and psychosis : from Reefer Madness to marijuana use as a component cause / Claire Ramsay Wan, Michael T. Compton -- Synthetic cannabinoids : emergence, epidemiology, and clinical effects, and management / Marc W. Manseau -- Treatment of marijuana addiction : clinical assessment and psychosocial and pharmacological interventions / Garrett M. Sparks -- Prevention of marijuana misuse : school-, family-, and community-based approaches / W. Alex Mason, Charles B. Fleming, Kevin P. Haggerty
Summary "Even while many states have passed legislation pertaining to "medical marijuana" and others have decriminalized or even legalized recreational use, a debate continues within society as to whether marijuana is simply a harmless substance that should be fully legalized, a possibly beneficial treatment for patients with certain illnesses, or a drug with the potential to worsen addiction and cause mental health problems. The controversy persists in the medical community as well, where accumulating evidence implicates marijuana use, especially in adolescence, as a risk factor for poor educational achievement and substance use disorders, as well as schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders -- all of which complicates the heated discourse on legalization"--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Description based on online resource; title from resource home page (R2 Digital Library, viewed December 8, 2016)
Subject Marijuana Smoking.
Mental Disorders.
Cannabis -- drug effects.
Marijuana Abuse.
Psychoses, Substance-Induced.
Form Electronic book
Author Compton, Michael T., editor
American Psychiatric Association, issuing body
LC no. 2015047040
ISBN 161537065X (ebook)
9781615370658 (ebook)
(paperback : ;) (alkaline paper)
(paperback : ;) (alkaline paper)