Assessing and Treating Cannabis Use Disorder
The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report, Volume 10, Number 6 & 7, September 2019
Gabriella Gobbi, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University; Psychiatrist and Clinical Scientist at the McGill University Health Center
Dr. Gobbi has disclosed that she has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Child psychiatrists are grappling with the problem of pervasive use of marijuana in an age where legalization of use for adults has led to even greater use in teens. In this QA, we discuss the impact of cannabis, its interaction with depression, and the conundrum of cannabis withdrawal so that child psychiatrists can gain tools for addressing marijuana use and addiction in their outpatient practice.