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Title Marijuana and mental health / edited by Michael T. Compton
Edition First edition
Published Arlington, VA : American Psychiatric Association Publishing, 2016


Description 1 online resource (xii, 243 pages) : 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. Although other books have explored the medical marijuana and the neuroscience behind marijuana, no single source of comprehensive information on marijuana and mental health in modern American society has existed to date. Balanced, focused, and highly readable, Marijuana and Mental Health fills this void. It provides an academic foundation for further study while also informing clinical mental health practice as well as policy decisions by articulating the connection between marijuana and mental health, particularly in the United States. Chapters offer a concise compilation of research in this area, discussing topics such as: -The effects of marijuana on the brain and mind -Marijuana-related legislation -Medical marijuana -Comorbidities between marijuana misuse and mood and anxiety disorders -The complex link between marijuana use and psychotic disorder -Synthetic cannabinoid -Treatment and prevention of marijuana misuse Relatable clinical vignettes that contextualize these issues and illustrate the clinical applicability of the content, as well as key chapter points that emphasize major takeaways, make Marijuana and Mental Health the authoritative reference for clinical and research psychiatrists, psychiatric residents and fellows, clinical psychologists, and psychiatric nurses." -- Provided by the publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on July 25, 2019)
Subject Marijuana -- Physiological effect
Marijuana abuse.
Marijuana -- Therapeutic use.
Mental health.
Mental illness.
Toxic psychoses.
Marijuana Smoking
Mental Disorders
Mental Health
Cannabis -- drug effects
Marijuana Abuse
Psychoses, Substance-Induced
mental health.
mental disorders.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare.
Toxic psychoses
Mental illness
Marijuana abuse
Marijuana -- Physiological effect
Marijuana -- Therapeutic use
Mental health
Form Electronic book
Author Compton, Michael T., editor.
American Psychiatric Association, issuing body.
LC no. 2015047040
ISBN 9781615370658