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Cannabidiol reduces the anxiety induced by simulated public speaking in treatment-naïve social phobia patients.

Authors: Mateus M Bergamaschi, Regina Helena Costa Queiroz, Marcos Hortes Nisihara Chagas, Danielle Chaves Gomes de Oliveira, Bruno Spinosa De Martinis, Flávio Kapczinski, João Quevedo, et al.
Neuropsychopharmacology, May 2011

Generalized Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) is one of the most common anxiety conditions with impairment in social life. Cannabidiol (CBD), one major non-psychotomimetic compound of the cannabis sativa plant, has shown anxiolytic effects both in humans and in animals. This preli…

Spontaneous regression of septum pellucidum/forniceal pilocytic astrocytomas–possible role of Cannabis inhalation.

Authors: Mansoor Foroughi, Glenda Hendson, Michael A. Sargent, Paul Steinbok
Child’s Nervous System, DATE

INTRODUCTION: Spontaneous regression of pilocytic astrocytoma after incomplete resection is well recognized, especially for cerebellar and optic pathway tumors, and tumors associated with Neurofibromatosis type-1 (NF1). The purpose of this report is to document spontaneous reg…

Neuroanatomic comparison of bipolar adolescents with and without cannabis use disorders.

Authors: Kelly Jarvis, Melissa P. DelBello, Neil Mills, Igor Elman, Stephen M. Strakowski, Caleb M. Adler
Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, December 2008

OBJECTIVE: Co-occurrence of substance use and bipolar disorders is both common and associated with poor treatment response and greater functional impairment than either disorder alone. The neurophysiological correlates of this co-morbidity however, remain unclear. In this pilo…

The endocannabinoid-CB receptor system: Importance for development and in pediatric disease.

Authors: Ester Fride
Neuro endocrinology letters, February-April 2004

Endogenous cannabinoids (endocannabinoids) and their cannabinoid CB1 and CB2 receptors, are present from the early stages of gestation and play a number of vital roles for the developing organism. Although most of these data are collected from animal studies, a role for cannab…

Prenatal marijuana exposure and neonatal outcomes in Jamaica: an ethnographic study.

Authors: Melanie C. Dreher, Kevin Nugent, Rebekah Hudgins
Pediatrics, February 1994

OBJECTIVE: To identify neurobehavioral effects of prenatal marijuana exposure on neonates in rural Jamaica. DESIGN: Ethnographic field studies and standardized neuro-behavior assessments during the neonatal period. SETTING: Rural Jamaica in heavy-marijuana-using population. PA…