Cannabis and Cognitive Functioning

Cannabis and Cognitive Functioning

by Nadia Solowij
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521024803

ISBN-13: 9780521024808

Pub. Date: 01/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This timely and well-argued volume provides an extensive and comprehensive critical review of the literature relevant to cannabis and cognitive functioning, in the light of important recent findings in the pharmacology and neuropsychology of cannabis.Original studies conducted by the author are presented, and her conclusion, that long term cannabis use may produce

Overview

This timely and well-argued volume provides an extensive and comprehensive critical review of the literature relevant to cannabis and cognitive functioning, in the light of important recent findings in the pharmacology and neuropsychology of cannabis.Original studies conducted by the author are presented, and her conclusion, that long term cannabis use may produce irreversible impairment in higher cognitive functions, will be of compelling interest to a wide range of clinicians, researchers and policy makers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521024808
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Series:
International Research Monographs in the Addictions Series
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Author's acknowledgements; 1. Statement of the problem; Part I. A Review of the Literature: 2. Cannabis the drug; 3. Acute effects of cannabis on cognitive functioning; 4. Evidence for brain damage associated with the long-term use of cannabis; 5. Chronic effects of cannabis on cognitive functioning; 6. Selective attention and event-related potentials (ERPs); Part II. Research: 7. An event-related potential study of attentional processes in long-term cannabis users; 8. An investigation of the effects of frequency and duration of cannabis use; 9. An investigation of the reversibility of cognitive impairment in ex-cannabis users; 10. A single case study of cessation of cannabis use; 11. Anxiety, psychopathology and the qualitative experience of long-term use of cannabis; 12. Summary, synthesis and conclusions; Appendix; References; Index.

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