Sir Robin Murray, M.D.
Sir Robin Murray, M.D., is professor of psychiatric research at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College, London. He has contributed to the understanding that schizophrenia is more than a genetic brain disease; environmental factors such as obstetric events, cannabis abuse, migration, and adverse life events also increase the risk of the disorder. He is involved in testing new treatments for schizophrenia, and cares for people with psychosis at the Maudsley Hospital in London. Murray has written over 700 articles and is one of only five psychiatrists ever to have been elected a Fellow of the UK Royal Society (Freud was the first). A former president of the European Psychiatric Association and co-editor-in-chief of Psychological Medicine, he received a knighthood from the Queen in 2011.
Appraising the Risks of Reefer Madness
Studies that have tied cannabis use to schizophrenia in the developing brain are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to marijuana. Our author, a noted British psychiatrist, offers a European perspective on issues such as the dangers of synthetic cannabinoids, dependence and cognitive impairment, and the implications of legalization.