Tag: depression

Study: Cannabinoids May Prevent Depressive and PTSD-Like Symptoms Following Severe Stress

Cannabinoids may prevent both depressive and PTSD-like symptoms following exposure to severe stress, according to a new study being published by the journal Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry. “Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating condition highly comorbid with depression”, begins the abstract of the study, which was also published by the U.S. National Institute of …

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Watermelon Marijuana Strain Overview

Watermelon is a heavy indica that’s the perfect treat to cap off the night. Watermelon is an indica-dominant marijuana strain (typically 80/20) that is known for having thick, dense nuggets, similar to Granddaddy Purple. The flavor is that of berries and grape, with a similar smell that lingers in the room well after a smoke …

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Study: Cannabinoids a Treatment Option for Diabetes-Associated Depression

The journal European Neuropsychopharmacology has published a study showing that cannabinoids may provide a treatment option for depression associated with diabetes. “The pathophysiology associated with increased prevalence of depression in diabetics is not completely understood, although studies have pointed the endocannabinoid system as a possible target”, researchers state. With this in mind, they “aimed to …

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Study: Cannabidiol Induces ‘Rapid-Acting Antidepressant-Like Effects’

Cannabidiol (CBD) – a compound found in the cannabis plant – induces “rapid-acting antidepressant-like effects”, according to a new study being published in the April issue of the journal Neuropharmacology. “Cannabidiol (CBD), the main non-psychotomimetic component of marihuana, exhibits anxiolytic-like properties in many behavioural tests, although its potential for treating major depression has been poorly …

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Government-Funded Study: Cannabis May Treat Depression Caused By Chronic Stress

Researchers at the University of Buffalo, with a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health, have found that cannabis may provide a treatment option for depression that results from chronic stress. “In the animal models we studied, we saw that chronic stress reduced the production of endocannabinoids, leading to depression-like behavior,” said senior research …

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Study: No Longitudinal Association Between Cannabis Use and Depression

By Paul Armentano, NORML TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Cannabis use is not associated with increased incidences of major depression, according to longitudinal data published online ahead of print in the Journal of Affective Disorders. An international team of investigators from Israel and Canada assessed the association between cannabis use, major depressive disorder (MDD) and bipolar …

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New Study: Cannabis May Treat Stress-Related Illnesses Such as Depression

A study published in this month’s issue of the British Journal of Pharmacology has found that cannabis may treat stress-related illnesses “with a neuroinflammatory component”, such as depression. For the study researchers conducted various experiments with animal models (in this instance, rats) and found that activating certain cannabinoid receptors was successful in reversing the inflammatory …

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