Cannabis use in early psychosis is associated with reduced glutamate levels in the prefrontal cortex

Recent studies have shown that cannabis may disrupt glutamate (Glu) signaling depressing Glu tone in frequent users. Current evidence have also consistently reported lower Glu-levels in various brain regions, particularly in the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) of chronic schizophrenia patients, while findings in early psychosis (EP) are not conclusive. Since cannabis may alter Glu synaptic plasticity and its use is a known risk factor for psychosis, studies focusing on Glu signaling in EP with or without a concomitant cannabis-usage seem crucial.


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Psychopharmacology, 235, 1, 13-22
Year:
2018
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New York, Springer Verlag
ISSN:
1432-2072
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