About this Research Topic
Recently, the cannabinoid system has been implicated in the pathophysiology of several neuropsychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia, anxiety, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, among others. Much less studied in the context of these disorders, the vanilloid system shares endogenous ligands and anatomical distribution with the cannabinoid system. Considering these relationships and the need for new treatment and/or preventive strategies for these disorders, the study of drugs targeting both systems is crucial. In this sense, the aim of this Research Topic is to bring together evidence pointing to (or against) cannabinoid and vanilloid drugs as potential new therapeutical approaches with a broader spectrum of action and less severe side-effects then the current available treatments. For this purpose, basic and clinical studies are complementary and will be presented herein.
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