A new study lead by the Neuroscience Institute of Alicante reveals how manipulating the endocannabinoid system can modulate high levels of impulsivity. This is the main problem in psychiatric illnesses such a schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and substance abuse.
Spanish researchers have for the first time proved that the cannabinoid CB2 receptor, which has modulating functions in the nervous system, is involved in regulating impulsive behavior.
“Such a result proves the relevance that manipulation of the endocannabinoid system can have in modulating high levels of impulsivity present in a wide range of psychiatric and neurological illness,” explains SINC Jorge Manzanares Robles, a scientist at the Alicante Neuroscience Institute and director of the study.
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