Handbook of Cannabis and Related Pathologies: Biology, Pharmacology, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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The Handbook of Cannabis and Related Pathologies: Biology, Pharmacology, Diagnosis, and Treatment is the first book to take an interdisciplinary approach to the understanding of cannabis use and misuse. Recent worldwide trends toward decriminalizing marijuana for medical use have increased legal use of the drug and recreational use remains high, making cannabis one of the most commonly used drugs. Cannabis has a wide range of adverse neurological effects, and use and abuse can lead to physical, social, and psychopathological issues that are multifarious and complex. Effective understanding and treatment requires knowledge of the drug’s effects from across scientific disciplines.

This book provides an overview of the biological and pharmacological components of the cannabis plant; outlines its neurological, social, and psychopathological effects; assists in diagnosis and screening for use and dependency; and aids researchers in developing effective treatments for cannabis-related issues and disorders. Fully illustrated, with contributions from internationally recognized experts, The Handbook of Cannabis and Related Pathologies is the go-to resource for neuroscientists, pharmacologists, pathologists, public-health workers, and any other researcher who needs an in-depth and cross-disciplinary understanding of cannabis and its effects.

Key Features

• Each chapter includes an abstract, key facts, mini dictionary of terms, and summary points

• Comprehensively illustrated with numerous figures, tables, and diagrams per chapter

• The only publication to provide a "one-stop-shopping" synopsis of everything to do with cannabis and its related pathology, from chemicals and cells, to individuals and communities, to diagnosis and treatment

• Interdisciplinary approach offers an integrated and informed synopsis of the complex issues surrounding cannabis as a substance, its use, and its misuse

About the Editor:

Victor R. Preedy, PhD, DSc, FSB, FRSH, FRIPH, FRSPH, FRCPath, FRSC is a senior member of King's College London. He is also director of the Genomics Centre and a member of the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine.

Professor Preedy has longstanding academic interests in substance misuse, especially in relation to health and well being. He was a member of the editorial board of Drug and Alcohol Dependence and was a founding member of the editorial board of Addiction Biology. In his career, Professor Preedy was reader at the Addictive Behaviour Centre at the University of Roehampton, and also reader at the School of Pharmacy (now part of University College London). Professor Preedy is editor of the multivolume seminal works Comprehensive Handbook of Alcohol Related Pathology and The Neuropathology of Drug Addictions and Substance Misuse (both published by Academic Press-Elsevier).

To his credit, Professor Preedy has published over 600 articles, which include peer-reviewed manuscripts based on original research, abstracts and symposium presentations, reviews, and numerous books and volumes.

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EditoraAcademic Press
Data de publicação2017

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