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Regulating anxiety in the brain

Apr. 28, 2017—Two brain signaling pathways have overlapping functions in regulating anxiety, suggesting that therapeutics aimed at one or the other will impact both.

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Natural ‘high’ could avoid chronic marijuana use, Vanderbilt study finds

Dec. 1, 2014—Replenishing the supply of a molecule that normally activates cannabinoid receptors in the brain could relieve mood and anxiety disorders and enable some people to quit using marijuana.

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Discovery sheds new light on marijuana’s anxiety relief effects

Mar. 6, 2014—An international group led by Vanderbilt University researchers has found cannabinoid receptors, through which marijuana exerts its effects, in a key emotional hub in the brain involved in regulating anxiety and the flight-or-fight response.

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Exercise can curb marijuana use and cravings

Mar. 4, 2011—Just a few sessions on the treadmill can prevent marijuana cravings and use, new research finds.

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