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The impact of regular cannabis use on the human brain: A review of structural neuroimaging studies

Chapter


Abstract


  • This chapter reviews structural neuroimaging studies examining the impact of regular cannabis exposure, cannabis use patterns, and psychopathology/neurocognitive measure on the human brain. Regular cannabis exposure was related to alterations in medial temporal, frontal, and cerebellar brain regions, which were most apparent in heavier using groups. A series of complex relationships between cannabis use patterns, psychopathology/neurocognitive measures, and brain volumes were apparent. Despite many methodological issues across studies to date, there is emerging evidence that regular cannabis use is related to adverse outcomes on human brain structure.

UOW Authors


  •   Lorenzetti, Valentina (external author)
  •   Lubman, Daniel I. (external author)
  •   Fornito, Alex (external author)
  •   Whittle, Sarah (external author)
  •   Takagi, Michael J. (external author)
  •   Solowij, Nadia
  •   Yucel, Murat (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Lorenzetti, V., Lubman, D. I., Fornito, A., Whittle, S., Takagi, M. J., Solowij, N. & Yücel, M. (2013). The impact of regular cannabis use on the human brain: A review of structural neuroimaging studies. In P. M. Miller (Eds.), Biological Research on Addiction (pp. 711-728). San Diego, United States: Academic Press.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780123983350

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84882679603

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/464

Book Title


  • Biological Research on Addiction

Has Global Citation Frequency


Start Page


  • 711

End Page


  • 728

Place Of Publication


  • San Diego, United States

Abstract


  • This chapter reviews structural neuroimaging studies examining the impact of regular cannabis exposure, cannabis use patterns, and psychopathology/neurocognitive measure on the human brain. Regular cannabis exposure was related to alterations in medial temporal, frontal, and cerebellar brain regions, which were most apparent in heavier using groups. A series of complex relationships between cannabis use patterns, psychopathology/neurocognitive measures, and brain volumes were apparent. Despite many methodological issues across studies to date, there is emerging evidence that regular cannabis use is related to adverse outcomes on human brain structure.

UOW Authors


  •   Lorenzetti, Valentina (external author)
  •   Lubman, Daniel I. (external author)
  •   Fornito, Alex (external author)
  •   Whittle, Sarah (external author)
  •   Takagi, Michael J. (external author)
  •   Solowij, Nadia
  •   Yucel, Murat (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Lorenzetti, V., Lubman, D. I., Fornito, A., Whittle, S., Takagi, M. J., Solowij, N. & Yücel, M. (2013). The impact of regular cannabis use on the human brain: A review of structural neuroimaging studies. In P. M. Miller (Eds.), Biological Research on Addiction (pp. 711-728). San Diego, United States: Academic Press.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780123983350

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84882679603

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/464

Book Title


  • Biological Research on Addiction

Has Global Citation Frequency


Start Page


  • 711

End Page


  • 728

Place Of Publication


  • San Diego, United States