Therapeutic Potential of Cannabinoids in Psychosis

  title={Therapeutic Potential of Cannabinoids in Psychosis},
  author={F. Leweke and J. K. Mueller and B. Lange and C. Rohleder},
  journal={Biological Psychiatry},
  • F. Leweke, J. K. Mueller, +1 author C. Rohleder
  • Published 2016
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • Over recent years, the interest in the endocannabinoid system (ECS) as a new target for the treatment of schizophrenia has evolved. The ECS represents one of the most relevant neurotransmitter systems in the brain and mainly fulfills a homeostatic role in terms of neurotransmission but also with respect to inflammatory processes. Two main approaches to the modulation of endocannabinoid functioning have been chosen so far. First, the selective blockade or inverse agonism of the type 1… CONTINUE READING


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