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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the Endocannabinoid System

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What is PTSD? Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a condition that can arise when a person experiences a traumatic or life-threatening event. In these situations our body activates its fight or flight response to respond quickly and accordingly by either fending off the threat or fleeing the dangerous situation. However depending on genetic predisposition […]

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Cannabinoids and Memory

Cannabinoids impair working memory through astroglial CB1 receptor modulation of hippocampal LTD (Han, 2012): The hippocampus is an area of the brain that contains a high concentration of cannabinoid receptors and is involved in the formation of memories. Long-term depression (LTD) is a form of synaptic plasticity (cell signaling between neurons) that involves persistent weak […]

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