Minireview: Endocannabinoids and gonadal hormones: bidirectional interactions in physiology and behavior.

Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (EBD)

Key Findings

Three major lines of evidence suggest that the endocannabinoid system interacts with gonadal hormones. First, the endocannabinoid system is implicated in behaviors and physiological functions that are known to be regulated in part by gonadal hormones. Second, receptors and metabolic enzymes of the endocannabinoid system are localized extensively on structures in the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis. Third, changes in levels of gonadal hormones alter endocannabinoid signaling. An understanding of these interactions will have implications for elucidating the neuroendocrine mechanisms underlying a number of behavioral and physiological functions as well as potential pharmaceutical treatments for disorders of these functions.

Information and Links


Link: Minireview: Endocannabinoids and gonadal hormones: bidirectional interactions in physiology and behavior.

Year: 2012

DOI: 10.1210/en.2011-1643


Ratings

(How Ratings Work)

Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (EBD) — 3


Likely probability of the efficacy of cannabis for treatment of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (EBD) according to the results found in this study.

Drugs Used

Endocannabinoids