New Delhi: According to a recent study, adolescents exposed to cannabis could increase risk of the onset of psychiatric illness in adulthood. The study was conducted on laboratory animals. Cannabis consumed during adolescence is especially troubling as during this period brain matures properly.
In an article published in Neuropharmacology, in recent years the perception of the risk of its consumption has diminished from 12 to 17 years of age. The researchers have studied that exposure to cannabis during adolescence affects the extinction of the memory in adult mice.
In normal cases, fear reactions diminished over time, however in such cases fear extinction is taken over by anxiety disorders such as post-traumatic stress syndrome, etc.