Étiquette : self-medication

EDITORIAL : Cannabinoids in psychiatry : they are here to stay, Julia Jiyeon Woo et al., 2022

EDITORIAL : Cannabinoids in psychiatry : they are here to stay Julia Jiyeon Woo, Emma van Reekum, Sagnik Bhattacharyya and Zainab Samaan The British Journal of Psychiatry, 2022, 1-3. doi : 10.1192/bjp.2021.216   Summary Cannabinoids are commonly perceived by the public as safe and effective for improving mental health, despite limited evidence to support their use. We discuss reasons why cannabinoids may be particularly compelling for our patients and provide strategies for how psychiatrists can counsel and educate patients on the evidence regarding cannabinoids. Keywords : Cannabis; drug interactions and side-effects; drugs of dependence disorders; marijuana; education and training.   Vignette A young man sits in his psychiatrist’s office. After [...]

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Self-Medication with Cannabis, Chapter 17, Arno Hazekamp and George Pappas, 2019

Self-Medication with Cannabis, Chapter 17 Arno Hazekamp and George Pappas April 2019, 17-Pertwee-Chap17.indd 319 https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Arno_Hazekamp/research   17.1 Introduction The medicinal use of cannabis is slowly gaining a more general acceptance worldwide. Canada (since 2001) and the Netherlands (since 2003) have government-run programs, in which quality-controlled herbal cannabis is supplied by specialized and licensed companies. Several other countries are now setting up their own programs (Israel, Czech Republic, Switzerland) or import products from the Dutch program (Italy, Finland, Germany, Switzerland). In the US, despite strong opposition by the federal government, so far 18 states including the District of Columbia have introduced laws to permit “medical marijuana use” [...]

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