Diffusion abnormalities in adolescents and young adults with a history of heavy cannabis use.

@article{Ashtari2009DiffusionAI,
  title={Diffusion abnormalities in adolescents and young adults with a history of heavy cannabis use.},
  author={Manzar Ashtari and Kelly L. Cervellione and John G Cottone and Babak A. Ardekani and Serge Sevy and Sanjiv Kumra},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric research},
  year={2009},
  volume={43 3},
  pages={189-204}
}
BACKGROUND There is growing evidence that adolescence is a key period for neuronal maturation. Despite the high prevalence of marijuana use among adolescents and young adults in the United States and internationally, very little is known about its impact on the developing brain. Based on neuroimaging literature on normal brain developmental during adolescence, we hypothesized that individuals with heavy cannabis use (HCU) would have brain structure abnormalities in similar brain regions that… CONTINUE READING
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