Effects of Cannabis on Impulsivity: A Systematic Review of Neuroimaging Findings

13 de julho de 20131min

Johannes Wrege1, André Schmidt1, Anna Walter1, Renata Smieskova1, Kerstin Bendfeldt2, Ernst-Wilhelm Radue2, Undine E. Lang1 and Stefan Borgwardt1,2

 

Cannabis sativa is a widely used drug comprising a broad spec- trum of usage ranging from recreational users to chronic addicts [1, 2]. Over the last years, accumulating evidence revealed that canna- bis use leads to structural and functional brain abnormalities in cannabis users [3, 4]. For example, neuroimaging data showed that cannabis use reduced grey and white matter volumes in cannabi- noid-receptor rich areas, as well as changed functional activity in the prefrontal and anterior cingulate cortex [5].

 

acesse: Borgwardt-db-JW_SB cpia 2.pdf

 


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