Researchers find pot use improves brain function in bipolar patients8/15/2012
For people suffering from bipolar disorder, relief from the condition might be as simple as smoking a little marijuana. New research reveals that cannabis use among patients with bipolar 1 disorder showed an improvement in their "cognitive functioning." Researchers studied 50 patients with a history of pot use over nine years, as well as 150 patients without said history. The patients who had gotten high showed improvement in areas such as processing speed, attention and working memory. Though pot use has also been shown to make bipolar patients less likely to comply with treatment regimens, researchers suggest developing a treatment that mimics the effects of pot in order to be most effective. [Source]
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