This book reviews 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 will be of compelling interest to a wide range of clinicians, researchers and policy makers.Table of Contents Author's acknowledgements1. Statement of the problemPart I. A Review of the Literature: 2. Cannabis the drug3. Acute effects of cannabis on cognitive functioning4. Evidence for brain damage associated with the long-term use of cannabis5. Chronic effects of cannabis on cognitive functioning6. Selective attention and event-related potentials (ERPs)Part II. Research: 7. An event-related potential study of attentional processes in long-term cannabis users8. An investigation of the effects of frequency and duration of cannabis use9. An investigation of the reversibility of cognitive impairment in ex-cannabis users10. A single case study of cessation of cannabis use11. Anxiety, psychopathology and the qualitative experience of long-term use of cannabis12. Summary, synthesis and conclusionsAppendixReferencesIndex.
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Titolo: Cannabis and Cognitive Functioning
Editore: Cambridge University Press
Edizione: I 2006
Finitura: Copertina flessibile
Misure: 15x22 cm