Is there a specific 'cannabis psychosis'?

Hall, Wayne and Degenhardt, Louisa (2004). Is there a specific 'cannabis psychosis'?. In David Castle and Robin Murray (Ed.), Marijuana and madness : psychiatry and neurobiology (pp. 89-100) New York: Cambridge University Press.

Author Hall, Wayne
Degenhardt, Louisa
Title of chapter Is there a specific 'cannabis psychosis'?
Title of book Marijuana and madness : psychiatry and neurobiology
Place of Publication New York
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Publication Year 2004
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
ISBN 0521525462
Editor David Castle
Robin Murray
Chapter number 6
Start page 89
End page 100
Total pages 12
Total chapters 13
Language eng
Subjects 11 Medical and Health Sciences
1117 Public Health and Health Services
Abstract/Summary This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the psychiatry and neuroscience of Cannabis sativa (marijuana), with particular emphasis on psychotic disorders. 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 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 bookwill be of interest to all members of the mental health team, aswell as to neuroscientists and those involved in drug and alcohol research.
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