Endocannabinoid concentrations in hair are associated with PTSD symptom severity

@article{Wilker2016EndocannabinoidCI,
  title={Endocannabinoid concentrations in hair are associated with PTSD symptom severity},
  author={Sarah Wilker and Anett Pfeiffer and Thomas Elbert and Emilio Ovuga and Iris-Tatjana Kolassa},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={2016},
  volume={67},
  pages={198-206}
}
The endocannabinoid system has been implicated in the regulation of the stress response, fear memory formation, and inflammatory processes. Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can result from exposure to extreme stress and is characterized by strong, associative memories for the traumatic events experienced. Furthermore, an elevated physical disease risk has been observed in PTSD, likely to be mediated by inflammatory processes. Therefore, altered endocannabinoid regulation can be expected in… CONTINUE READING
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