Marijuana Could Help Treat Depression, Evidence Indicates (news.softpedia)

Admin   februari 5, 2015   Geen reacties

Compounds in marijuana are similar to chemicals in the brain, could help depression patients feel better

Researchers with the University at Buffalo in the US are now hard at work investigating how conditions like chronic stress and depression affect the brain’s chemistry and activity patterns.

Having carried out a series of experiments on animals, the scientists found that chronic stress and depression correlate with a drop in the production of special brain chemicals dubbed endocannabinoids.

Writing in the Journal of Neuroscience, specialist Samir Haj-Dahmane and his team explain that these chemicals are involved in emotions, behavior, cognition and even motor control.

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