New understanding how cannabis may affect brain chemistry and its relation to mood disorder risk

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for December 18, 2009

Source:

New study suggests cannabis use by teens damages brain worse than suspected

Reference:

Chronic exposure to cannabinoids during adolescence but not during adulthood impairs emotional behaviour and monoaminergic neurotransmission

Comment:

This is an animal model so we have to be careful of extrapolating this to human neurophysiology until evidence is presented using human trials. Nevertheless it poses a question that should not be ignored if it enables us to understand and potentially identify reasons for increased mood disorder susceptibility amongst some individuals.

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