Last updated on: 6/25/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

Andrew M. McIntosh, MSc, MD, MPhil, MBChB Biography

Title:
Clinical Reader in Psychiatry at the University of Edinburgh
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“Meta-analysis suggests that cannabis is a risk factor, increasing the chances of developing schizophrenia or a schizophrenia-like psychotic illness by approximately three-fold…

Our findings underline the need to recognize the use of cannabis as a significant risk factor for schizophrenia and schizophrenia-like psychotic illness.”

Cowritten with David M. Semple and Stephen M. Lawrie, “Cannabis as a Risk Factor for Psychosis: Systematic Review,” Journal of Psychopharmacology, Mar. 2005

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Clinical Reader in Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh, Aug. 2009-present
  • Visiting Associate Professor, Yale Medical School, May 2009-June 2011
  • Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh, July 2005-July 2009
  • Lecturer in Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh, Jan. 2004-May 2005
  • Clinical Training Fellow, University of Edinburgh, Jan. 2001-Jan. 2004
  • Lecturer in Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh, Nov 1999-Dec 2003
  • Specialist Training in Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh, Aug 1996-Feb 1997 & Aug 1997-Nov 1999
  • Wellcome Trust Research Registrar, University of Edinburgh, Feb 1997-Aug 1997
  • House Officer (general practitioner) in General Medicine and Neurosurgery/Plastics, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aug 1995-Aug 1996
Education:
  • MSc, Applied Statistics, Napier University, 2004
  • MD, Medicine, University of Edinburgh, 2004
  • MPhil, Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh, 2000
  • MRCPsych (Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists), Royal College of Psychiatrists, 1999
  • MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery), Aberdeen University, 1995
  • BSc, Medical Science, Aberdeen University, 1992
Other:
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