Book Release: Medicinal Cannabis and CBD in Mental Healthcare


The ICCM is pleased to announce the publication of a new book by ICCM Academic Director Professor Kylie O’Brien and Chief Medical Officer Dr Philip Blair, O’Brien K, Blair P. Medicinal Cannabis and CBD in Mental Healthcare. Springer, Cham, 2021.

This clinical guide focuses on six mental health conditions: anxiety, PTSD, depression, Alzheimer’s Disease, Autism Spectrum Disorder and insomnia. It explains the pathophysiology of each condition, the role of the endocannabinoid system, and summarises preclinical and clinical evidence of efficacy of medicinal cannabis and its key constituents, and provides case studies and clinical guidelines for prescribing. It also provides background chapters on the ECS, stress and the ECS, an overview of medicinal cannabis and pharmacokinetics, routes of delivery and safety. Available for purchase online.

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