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Cannabidiol for psychosis: A review of 4 studies

Authors: Sy Atezaz Saeed, MD, MS, and Kathryn E. Clary, BA Published in Current Psychiatry June 2020   Introduction There has been increasing interest in the medicinal use of cannabidiol (CBD) for a wide variety of health conditions. CBD is one of more than 80 chemicals identified in the Cannabis sativa plant, otherwise known as…

Primary gliosarcoma of the brain: radiologic and histopathologic features.

Authors: Alfredo E. Romero-Rojas, Julio A. Diaz-Perez, Lina M. Ariza-Serrano, et al
The Neuroradiology Journal, December 2013

Gliosarcoma is a rare central nervous system (CNS) neoplasm with biphasic glial and non-glial malignant components. Here we describe the radiologic and histopathologic features observed in five cases of primary gliosarcoma. The mean age at diagnosis in the studied patients was…

Effects of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol administration on human encoding and recall memory function: a pharmacological FMRI study.

Authors: Matthijs G. Bossong, Gerry Jager, Hendrika H. van Hell, Lineke Zuurman, et al
Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, March 2012

Deficits in memory function are an incapacitating aspect of various psychiatric and neurological disorders. Animal studies have recently provided strong evidence for involvement of the endocannabinoid (eCB) system in memory function. Neuropsychological studies in humans have s…

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…

Loss of striatal type 1 cannabinoid receptors is a key pathogenic factor in Huntington’s disease.

Authors: Cristina Blázquez, Anna Chiarlone, Onintza Sagredo, Tania Aguado, M. Ruth Pazos, et al
Brain, January 2011

Endocannabinoids act as neuromodulatory and neuroprotective cues by engaging type 1 cannabinoid receptors. These receptors are highly abundant in the basal ganglia and play a pivotal role in the control of motor behaviour. An early downregulation of type 1 cannabinoid receptor…

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…