Cannabis May Treat Panic and Anxiety-Related Disorders, According to Study

plantA study published in the May issue of the journal Psychopharmacology, and published online by the National Institute of Health, has found that cannabis may treat panic and anxiety-related disorders.

According to researchers; “The present study tested the hypothesis that the endocannabinoid system counteracts aversive responses in the dlPAG-stimulation model of panic attacks.”

Using a cannabinoid receptor agonist that’s designed to mimic the effects of cannabis, researchers injected the medicine into dlPAG rats that were induced with a chemical (NMDA) that causes “panic-like behavioural and cardiovascular responses in freely moving and anaesthetized animals, respectively.”

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Study: Cannabis May Treat Panic and Anxiety-Related Disorders

A new study published this week by the journal PsychopharmacologyMarijuana-plant--007 has found that cannabis may provide a treatment option for panic and anxiety-related disorders.

According to the study; “Direct activation of the cannabinoid CB1 receptor in the dorsolateral periaqueductal gray (dlPAG) inhibits anxiety- and panic-related behaviours in experimental animals. It has remained unclear, however, whether the local endocannabinoid signalling is recruited as a protective mechanism against aversive stimuli.

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New Study Finds Cannabinoids May Treat Panic Disorders

A new study published in the International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, and published online by the National Institute of Health, has found that cannbinoids may treat panic disorders. dontpanic

“The present study investigated the effects of systemic or intra-dorsolateral periaqueductal gray (dlPAG) administration of CB1 agonists [meant to mimic cannabinoids] on behavioural changes induced in rats by predator (a live cat) exposure, a model of panic responses”, claims the study’s abstract.

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