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  • Edited by Deepak Cyril D'Souza, Staff Psychiatrist, VA Connecticut Healthcare System; Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, David Castle, University of Tasmania, Australia, Sir Robin Murray, Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, Psychosis Service at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust; Professor of Psychiatric Research at the Institute of Psychiatry
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An updated third edition of this award-winning book provides a comprehensive overview of the complex associations between cannabis and mental illness. Organised into easy to navigate sections, the book has been fully revised to feature eight entirely new chapters covering important novel aspects. Marijuana and Madness incorporates new research findings on the potential use of cannabinoids, and synthetic cannabinoids, in an array of mental illnesses, balanced against the potential adverse effects. The associations between cannabis and psychosis, developing putative models of 'cannabis induced' psychosis and pathways to schizophrenia are all covered. The book importantly discusses the impact of exposure to cannabis at various stages of neurodevelopment (in utero, in childhood, and during adolescence) and it thoroughly reviews the treatments for cannabis dependence and health policy implications of the availability of increasingly high potency cannabis. This book will quickly become an essential resource for all members of the mental health team.


‘The 3rd edition of this authoritative book is remarkably up-to-date and reflects well the current state of play in both the neuroscience and clinical approaches at the interface between mental health and cannabis. The updated textbook covers the essentials of cannabis and health and, most importantly, policy in an integrated and impressively comprehensive manner. Each chapter includes both important recent publications as well as seminal papers, particularly important given the evolution of information on cannabis and contemporary considerations for public health. The chapters, authored by world renowned experts, are well written and I particularly liked the explicit tables/ boxes. My distinguished colleagues and friends Drs D’Souza, Castle, and Murray are to be congratulated for providing us with this outstanding, authoritative, and remarkably contemporary book on mental health and cannabis.’

Peter F. Buckley - M.D., Chancellor, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee

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  • Chapter 1 - How Cannabis Works in the Brain
    pp 1-11
  • Chapter 11 - Cannabis and Anxiety
    pp 107-119

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