A new study published in the International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, and published online by the National Institute of Health, has found that cannabinoids may treat panic disorders.
“The present study investigated the effects of systemic or intra-dorsolateral periaqueductal gray (dlPAG) administration of CB1 agonists [meant to mimic cannabinoids] on behavioural changes induced in rats by predator (a live cat) exposure, a model of panic responses”, claims the study’s abstract.
After conducting the study, researchers concluded that; “These results suggest that modulation of the cannabinoid system could be a target in the treatment of panic disorders.”
The study was conducted by reserachers at the Department of Pharmacology at the School of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, and Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Applied Neurosciences at the University of São Paulo. It can be found by clicking here.