21 May Cannabis Cravings Differ Between Men and Women
MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Francesca Filbey, PhD
Associate Provost and Professor of Cognition and Neuroscience
Bert Moore Chair
The University of Texas at Dallas
MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study?
Response:Studies have reported differences in how males and females respond to cannabis and how they develop problems related to cannabis use. We sought to determine whether craving may underlie this difference in male and female cannabis users.
MedicalResearch.com: What are the main findings?
Response: We found differences in self-reported craving between males and females, although, the brain response during craving was the same between groups.
MedicalResearch.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this work?
Response: Future studies, particularly those related to craving, should consider these effects.
“Sex-related differences in subjective, but not neural, cue-elicited craving response in heavy cannabis users”. by Shikha Prashad et al.
Drug and Alcohol Dependence doi:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2020.107931
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