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Year : 1994  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 121-128

Cannabis Related Psychiatric Syndromes : A Selective Review


1 Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh - 160 012, India
2 Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh - 160 012, India
3 Professor and Head, Drug De-addiction and Treatment Center, Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh - 160 012, India

Correspondence Address:
Debasish Basu
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh - 160 012
India
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Association between cannabis use and various psychiatric syndromes does exist, but their nature remains elusive. Cannabis intoxication, 'cannabis psychosis' and certain other conditions related with cannabis use like flashbacks and prolonged depersonalization are discussed in this paper. The controversial nature of the cannabis - schizophrenia link is noted, and various methodological issues in clinical cannabis research are highlighted.



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