The endocannabinoid system as a target for novel anxiolytic and antidepressant drugs.

“Observational studies in humans suggest that exposure to marijuana and other cannabis-derived drugs produces a wide range of subjective effects on mood tone and emotionality. These observations have their counterpart in animal studies, showing that cannabinoid agonists strongly affect emotional reactivity in directions that vary depending on dose and context. Based on these evidence, the activation of central CB(1) receptor has emerged as potential target for the development of antianxiety and antidepressant therapies…”

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19607961

 

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