Neural basis of Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol: effects during response inhibition

Borgwardt, S. J. and Allen, P. and Bhattacharyya, S. and Fusar-Poli, P. and Crippa, J. A. and Seal, M. L. and Fraccaro, V. and Atakan, Z. and Martin-Santos, R. and O'Carroll, C. and Rubia, K. and McGuire, P. K.. (2008) Neural basis of Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol: effects during response inhibition. Biological Psychiatry, Vol. 64. pp. 966-973.

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BACKGROUND: This study examined the effect of Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) on brain activation during a motor inhibition task. METHODS: Functional magnetic resonance imaging and behavioural measures were recorded while 15 healthy volunteers performed a Go/No-Go task following administration of either THC or CBD or placebo in a double-blind, pseudo-randomized, placebo-controlled repeated measures within-subject design. RESULTS: Relative to placebo, THC attenuated activation in the right inferior frontal and the anterior cingulate gyrus. In contrast, CBD deactivated the left temporal cortex and insula. These effects were not related to changes in anxiety, intoxication, sedation, and psychotic symptoms. CONCLUSIONS: These data suggest that THC attenuates the engagement of brain regions that mediate response inhibition. CBD modulated function in regions not usually implicated in response inhibition.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Psychiatrie (Klinik) > Erwachsenenpsychiatrie UPK > Neuropsychiatrie (Borgwardt)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Psychiatrie (Klinik) > Erwachsenenpsychiatrie UPK > Neuropsychiatrie (Borgwardt)
UniBasel Contributors:Borgwardt, Stefan
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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