Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy

Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-0487


Michelle R. Dickey

Veterinary Medical Sciences-Forensic Toxicology, College of Pharmacy, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA

  • Review   
    The Covert Inducer: Narrative Commentary of Marijuana in the 21st Century and its Connection to Psychological Disorders
    Author(s): Michelle R. Dickey*

    Research into Cannabis induced psychosis and marijuana’s effect on pre-existing mental disorders has been underway for several decades. However, many of these findings have surfaced in the U.S. over the last 15 years. Most of the information includes endogenous cannabinoid receptors in the brain, facts recently discovered, and more scientific evidence is needed to fully understand their role in Cannabis induced psychosis. Because cannabinoid receptors are neuromodulators, neurotransmitters are involved and how these are affected has yet to be discovered. Based on current understanding of neurotransmitters, the central nervous system, and mental disorders, this narrative review explores possible mechanisms of Cannabis induced mental disorders from a toxicological, pharmacological, and psychological perspective. This review also discusses the myth that n.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2161-0487.19.9.363

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