Book Chapter

Cannabis, cannabinoids and bipolar disorder

C Silberberg, D Castle, D Koethe

Marijuana and Madness: Second Edition | Published : 2011


As detailed elsewhere in this book, the associations between cannabis use and mental illnesses are well established, especially psychotic illnesses. However, there is a paucity of research into the associations between cannabis use and bipolar affective disorder, in particular with respect to prevalence, causality, treatment and outcomes. This chapter reviews the literature on cannabis and bipolar disorder, identifies gaps in current knowledge, and outlines areas for future study. Comorbidity between cannabis use and bipolar disorder Much of the published research on comorbidity between bipolar disorder and cannabis abuse is taken from studies investigating the more general concept of substa..

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