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Cover image for lecture: Cannabis Use - Are Brain Alterations Reversible?

Lecture Overview

What brain alterations does cannabis use cause? Are the effects permanent? This fascinating lecture explains the changes that take place when someone uses cannabis and explains each different mind-altering property. See what the early evidence is saying about whether neuroanatomical alterations caused by cannabis use can be reversed.

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Portrait of Valentina Lorenzetti
Valentina Lorenzetti

Dr Valentina Lorenzetti is a Senior Lecturer, Psychological Sciences at the Institute of Psychology and Health and Society, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom. She was previously a post-doctoral research fellow of the Melbourne Neuroscience Institute at the Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, The University of Melbourne. Dr Lorenzetti completed her PhD in 2012 (Department of Psychiatry, the University of Melbourne), which investigated the impact of regular cannabis use on the human brain by employing structural MRI. Dr Lorenzetti has been working on a number of research projects defining brain alterations in a range of psychopathologies (including depression and opiate addiction) and brain development, and the role of psychopathology symptoms in such alterations. Currently, her research focuses on investigating the neural and cognitive differences between this who are and who are not dependent on cannabis, sex differences in problem cannabis and alcohol users and how cannabis affects adolescent neurodevelopment. She is particularly interested in examining the link between emotional processes and cognition by integrating structural and functional MRI data with behavioural and psychophysiology indices. See Educator Profile

Reviews

3.7
3 Total Rating(s)
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Yuting Yi
31 May 2019

interesting to know.

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Samantha Oxford
30 Apr 2019

It would of been beneficial if the brains scans were able to be seen

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Kamariah Jumani
14 May 2018

Informative and easy to follow

Details
CPD38m of CPD
Rating
3.7
Total Rating(s)  3
Published14 August 2017
Expires19 July 2020
Topics
Drugs
Addiction and Substance Abuse
Research
Mental Health
Psychology
Neuroscience
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