Anandamide, an endogenous compound produced in the body, plays a role in reversing memories of traumatic events. The findings could lead to new treatments for PTSD.
Fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) inhibitors, a form of medication that boosts endocannabinoids, may be helpful in the treatment of PTSD. FAAH inhibition can improve the recall of fear extinction memories. The drugs could also help treat stress and other psychological disorders.
A new study reviews the use of medical marijuana as a potential treatment for childhood seizures.
Researchers report the 'love hormone', oxytocin, could enhance the pleasure of social interactions be stimulating the production of anandamide.
Researchers discover a connection between the quantity of CB1 cannabinoid receptors in the brain and PTSD.