Diminished gray matter in the hippocampus of cannabis users: possible protective effects of cannabidiol.

@article{Demirakca2011DiminishedGM,
  title={Diminished gray matter in the hippocampus of cannabis users: possible protective effects of cannabidiol.},
  author={Traute Demirakca and Alexander Sartorius and Gabriele Ende and Nadja Meyer and Helga Welzel and Gisela Skopp and Karl Mann and Derik Hermann},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  year={2011},
  volume={114 2-3},
  pages={242-5}
}
BACKGROUND Chronic cannabis use has been associated with memory deficits and a volume reduction of the hippocampus, but none of the studies accounted for different effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). METHODS Using a voxel based morphometry approach optimized for small subcortical structures (DARTEL) gray matter (GM) concentration and volume of the hippocampus were measured in 11 chronic recreational cannabis users and 13 healthy controls, and correlated with THC and… CONTINUE READING
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