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Does cannabis cause lasting brain damage?

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Abstract


  • Until recently, it was possible to state with some confi -

    dence that there was no evidence of cannabis-related

    brain damage in humans. There was some support from

    the animal literature, but few human studies had been

    conducted where the findings could not be explained

    by methodological or other confounding factors.

    Recent evidence for gross morphological, connectivity

    and microstructural changes has now emerged that

    warrants further consideration. If cannabis were found

    to alter the structural integrity of the brain, then this

    may assist us to understand the mechanisms by which

    cannabis triggers psychotic symptoms or overt psychosis

    in vulnerable individuals.

UOW Authors


  •   Solowij, Nadia
  •   Yucel, Murat (external author)
  •   Lorenzetti, Valentina (external author)
  •   Lubman, Daniel I. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Edition


  • 2

Citation


  • Solowij, N., Yucel, M., Lorenzetti, V. & Lubman, D. (2012). Does cannabis cause lasting brain damage?. In D. Castle, R. Murray & D. Cyril. D'Souza (Eds.), Marijuana and Madness (pp. 103-113). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781107000216

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84871930488

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1181&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/182

Book Title


  • Marijuana and Madness

Has Global Citation Frequency


Start Page


  • 103

End Page


  • 113

Place Of Publication


  • Cambridge

Abstract


  • Until recently, it was possible to state with some confi -

    dence that there was no evidence of cannabis-related

    brain damage in humans. There was some support from

    the animal literature, but few human studies had been

    conducted where the findings could not be explained

    by methodological or other confounding factors.

    Recent evidence for gross morphological, connectivity

    and microstructural changes has now emerged that

    warrants further consideration. If cannabis were found

    to alter the structural integrity of the brain, then this

    may assist us to understand the mechanisms by which

    cannabis triggers psychotic symptoms or overt psychosis

    in vulnerable individuals.

UOW Authors


  •   Solowij, Nadia
  •   Yucel, Murat (external author)
  •   Lorenzetti, Valentina (external author)
  •   Lubman, Daniel I. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Edition


  • 2

Citation


  • Solowij, N., Yucel, M., Lorenzetti, V. & Lubman, D. (2012). Does cannabis cause lasting brain damage?. In D. Castle, R. Murray & D. Cyril. D'Souza (Eds.), Marijuana and Madness (pp. 103-113). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781107000216

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84871930488

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1181&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/182

Book Title


  • Marijuana and Madness

Has Global Citation Frequency


Start Page


  • 103

End Page


  • 113

Place Of Publication


  • Cambridge