Cannabis: Brain Alterations May Spur Feelings of Alienation

New research has revealed altered brain activity in young adults with cannabis addiction.

The findings suggest a mechanism that may explain why the risk of depression and other mental health issues is higher among those who use the drug, according to Medical News Today.

The study was carried out by Dr. Peter Manza, Dr. Dardo Tomasi, and Dr. Nora Volkow, of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism in Bethesda, MD.

The findings have been published in the journal Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging.

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