Treatment of cannabis dependence using escitalopram in combination with cognitive-behavior therapy: a double-blind placebo-controlled study.

@article{Weinstein2014TreatmentOC,
  title={Treatment of cannabis dependence using escitalopram in combination with cognitive-behavior therapy: a double-blind placebo-controlled study.},
  author={Alexander M. Weinstein and Haylie L. Miller and Irit Bluvstein and Elena Rapoport and Sanja Schreiber and Rachel Bar-Hamburger and Mark Bloch},
  journal={The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse},
  year={2014},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={16-22}
}
BACKGROUND Cannabis is the most frequently used illegal substance in the United States and Europe. There is a dramatic increase in the demand for treatment for cannabis dependence. Cannabis users frequently have co-morbid mood symptoms, especially depression and anxiety, and regular cannabis users may self-medicate for such symptoms. OBJECTIVES We report a double-blind, placebo-controlled treatment study, for the prevention of cannabis use in cannabis-dependent individuals. METHOD Regular… CONTINUE READING
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