The Brain on Cannabis: What You Should Know about Recreational and Medical Marijuana (Amen Clinic Library) (Paperback)
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From the Amen Clinics, America’s frontline resource for brain health and treatment of brain injury, comes the most comprehensive and myth-busting guide yet on marijuana use and its effects on the brain—including how to effectively talk to young people about recreational marijuana use.
For more than 25 years, the renowned Amen Clinics has been
a frontline resource for brain health
...NOW they TACKLE all your questions about how marijuana affects your brain—and the brain of your child.
Since marijuana became legal in many states, people of all ages are using it for pain relief and treatment of a variety of illnesses and ailments. But is it safe? In this comprehensive book, renowned psychiatrist and licensed prescriber of medical marijuana Dr. Rebecca Siegel delivers the most complete guide yet about the benefits and risks of using marijuana today. Based on the latest scientific research, this easy-to-read book busts all the myths and helps you navigate the sometimes confusing and often-changing world of marijuana. Within these pages you’ll discover a wealth of invaluable information, including:
Why medical marijuana is vastly different than CBD and recreational marijuana—especially when it comes to children and teenagers
With a foreword by renowned psychiatrist and brain health expert Dr. Daniel Amen, The Brain on Cannabis reveals everything you ever wanted to know about marijuana so you can make informed decisions for yourself—and your loved ones.
About the Author
Dr. Rebecca Siegel is a licensed prescriber of medical marijuana in New York State, is a psychiatrist on staff with Amen clinics. Dr. Siegel specializes in the assessment and treatment of anxiety, mood disorders, and ADHD with a special focus on issues confronting adolescents and young adult women. She also has a particular interest in research on the therapeutic effects, risks, and benefits of cannabis treatment. Dr. Siegel believes in treating the whole person with a range of therapeutic techniques and approaches.
A graduate of Duke University and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Siegel did her Residency in Adult Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Association as well as the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Siegel is certified as a Diplomate by both the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
In 2004, Dr. Siegel was selected to win the Women in Psychiatry award from the Mount Sinai Department of Psychiatry.
Dr. Siegel speaks to schools and parent groups on topics such as ADHD, mood, and anxiety disorders. She is the mother of three teenage daughters. Learn more at DrRebeccaSiegel.com.