Impact of Cannabis Use on Brain Function in Adolescents

Authors

  • LESLIE K. JACOBSEN,

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    1. Department of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
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  • W EINAR MENCL,

    1. Haskins Laboratory, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
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  • MICHAEL WESTERVELD,

    1. Department of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    2. Department of Neurosurgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    3. Department of Child Study, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
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  • KENNETH R. PUGH

    1. Department of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
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Address for correspondence: Leslie K. Jacobsen, M.D., Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT. Voice: 203-764-8480; fax: 203-764-8484. leslie.jacobsen@yale.edu

Abstract

Abstract: Cannabis is the most common illicit substance used by adolescents. This paper reports results of a pilot study using fMRI and a working memory task to compare brain function of adolescent cannabis users to that of two control groups, one matched for tobacco use and the other for nonsmokers.

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