All posts tagged: Bipolar Disorder

Adolescent Executive Dysfunction in Daily Life: Relationships to Risks, Brain Structure and Substance Use

Researchers assessed 817 youth (aged 12 to 21) who previously participated in the National Consortium on Alcohol and Neurodevelopment in Adolescence study. They found that 123 subjects (15.2%) had used cannabis in the past year, and that cannabis use impaired inhibitory control, emotional control, and task planning.

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Benjamin Caplan, MDAdolescent Executive Dysfunction in Daily Life: Relationships to Risks, Brain Structure and Substance Use
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Influence of the CB1 cannabinoid receptors & antidepressant effects

Study finds that, for patients already taking antidepressants, activating and/or prohibiting the CB1 receptor in the brain might make those antidepressants more effective.

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Dronabinol use in a patient with Bipolar Disorder

Dronabinol-Induced Hypomania: A Case Report and Literature Review

An HIV patient who also suffers from bipolar disorder was administered dronabinol, a synthetic cannabis alternative. Following a dosage increase, the previously stable patient presented to his psychiatrist in a state of hypomania. Although this singular case study cannot be used to make any definitive conclusion, it underscores the need for further research surrounding the effects of cannabis on mood

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Benjamin Caplan, MDDronabinol use in a patient with Bipolar Disorder
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