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Cognitive functioning of long-term heavy cannabis users seeking treatment.
CONTEXT Cognitive impairments are associated with long-term cannabis use, but the parameters of use that contribute to impairments and the nature and endurance of cognitive dysfunction remain… Expand
Ecstasy use in Australia: patterns of use and associated harm.
This study explored patterns of ecstasy use and associated harm through the administration of a structured interview schedule to 329 ecstasy users, recruited from three Australian cities. A broad… Expand
Recreational MDMA use in Sydney: a profile of 'Ecstacy' users and their experiences with the drug.
'Ecstasy' (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine or MDMA) is a recreational drug that is gaining popularity world wide. There is a paucity of research regarding the ways in which Ecstasy is used and the… Expand
Adverse effects of cannabis
Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in many developed societies. Its health and psychological effects are not well understood and remain the subject of much debate, with opinions on its… Expand
Regional brain abnormalities associated with long-term heavy cannabis use.
- M. Yücel, N. Solowij, +4 authors D. Lubman
- Psychology, Medicine
- Archives of general psychiatry
- 2 June 2008
CONTEXT Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in the developed world. Despite this, there is a paucity of research examining its long-term effect on the human brain. OBJECTIVE To determine… Expand
The impact of cannabis use on cognitive functioning in patients with schizophrenia: a meta-analysis of existing findings and new data in a first-episode sample.
Cannabis use is highly prevalent among people with schizophrenia, and coupled with impaired cognition, is thought to heighten the risk of illness onset. However, while heavy cannabis use has been… Expand
Acute and Chronic Effects of Cannabinoids on Human Cognition—A Systematic Review
- S. Broyd, H. V. Hell, C. Beale, M. Yücel, N. Solowij
- Psychology, Medicine
- Biological Psychiatry
- 1 April 2016
Cannabis use has been associated with impaired cognition during acute intoxication as well as in the unintoxicated state in long-term users. However, the evidence has been mixed and contested, and no… Expand
Verbal learning and memory in adolescent cannabis users, alcohol users and non-users
RationaleLong-term heavy cannabis use can result in memory impairment. Adolescent users may be especially vulnerable to the adverse neurocognitive effects of cannabis.Objectives and methodsIn a… Expand
Cannabis and Cognitive Functioning
- N. Solowij
- 13 June 1998
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… Expand
The chronic effects of cannabis on memory in humans: a review.
Memory problems are frequently associated with cannabis use, in both the short- and long-term. To date, reviews on the long-term cognitive sequelae of cannabis use have examined a broad range of… Expand