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- xvi, 290 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
- Contents: 1. Statement of the problem -- Pt. 1. A Review of the Literature. 2. Cannabis the drug. 3. Acute effects of cannabis on cognitive functioning. 4. Evidence for brain damage associated with the long-term use of cannabis. 5. Chronic effects of cannabis on cognitive functioning. 6. Selective attention and event-related potentials (ERPs) -- Pt. 2. Research. 7. An event-related potential study of attentional processes in long-term cannabis users. 8. An investigation of the effects of frequency and duration of cannabis use. 9. An investigation of the reversibility of cognitive impairment in ex-cannabis users. 10. A single case study of cessation of cannabis use. 11. Anxiety, psychopathology and the qualitative experience of long-term use of cannabis. 12. Summary, synthesis and conclusions.Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-284) and index.Is the cognitive function of long-term regular cannabis users impaired, and if so, what is the nature of this impairment? This timely and well-argued volume provides an extensive and comprehensive critical review of the literature relevant to cannabis and cognitive functioning, examining the evidence in the light of important recent findings on the pharmacology and neuropsychology of cannabis. Her conclusion, that long-term cannabis use produces subtle but enduring impairment in memory, attention and the organization and integration of complex information, will be of compelling interest to a wide range of clinicians, researchers and policy makers.