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Marijuana and Substance Use Disorder, Part 1: a historical perspective and DSM-5 overview

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 4 hours
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Course Summary

A marijuana or cannabis substance use disorder can result in significant impairment both mentally and physically. DSM-5 describes cannabis abuse and dependence as part of the same substance use disorder or cannabis use disorder. Clinicians are recommended to observe DSM-5 diagnostic criteria during screening and for diagnosing a cannabis substance use disorder, including new specifiers that may affect an individual’s initial and ongoing treatment plan for recovery.

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Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Worldwide Use Of Marijuana
  • What Is Marijuana?
  • The Pharmacokinetics Of Tetrahydrocannabinol
  • Medical And Psychotherapeutic Uses Of Cannabis
  • Defining Harmful Drug Use
  • Other Cannabis-Induced Disorders
  • Acute- And Chronic-Effects Of Marijuana Use
  • Marijuana Use And Mental Illness
  • Addiction Potential Of Marijuana
  • Summary


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