Cannabinoids in bipolar affective disorder: a review and discussion of their therapeutic potential.

  title={Cannabinoids in bipolar affective disorder: a review and discussion of their therapeutic potential.},
  author={Christine Ashton and P. Brian Moore and Patricia Gallagher and Allan Hunter Young},
  journal={Journal of psychopharmacology},
  volume={19 3},
Bipolar affective disorder is often poorly controlled by prescribed drugs. Cannabis use is common in patients with this disorder and anecdotal reports suggest that some patients take it to alleviate symptoms of both mania and depression. We undertook a literature review of cannabis use by patients with bipolar disorder and of the neuropharmacological properties of cannabinoids suggesting possible therapeutic effects in this condition. No systematic studies of cannabinoids in bipolar disorder… CONTINUE READING


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