Study: Cannabinoid Receptors a Promising Target for the Treatment of Suicidal Behavior

Targeting the body’s cannabinoid receptors provides a “promising targets” for the treatment of suicidal behavior, according to a new study published by Current Psychiatry Reports.

“The current serotonin-based biological model of suicidal behavior (SB) may be too simplistic”, begins the study’s abstract. “There is emerging evidence that other biomarkers and biological systems may be involved in SB pathophysiology. The literature on the endocannabinoid (EC) systems and SB is limited.” The objective of the present article “is to review all available information on the relationship between cannabinoidreceptors (CB1 and CB2 receptors), and SB and/or psychological pain.”

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