Ep #42 Show Notes | Steve Laviolette: THC, CBD, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, L-Theanine, Opioids, Pregnancy
About the Guest: Dr. Steven Laviolette a neuroscientist at the University of Western Ontario. His lab focuses on unraveling the mysteries of the emotional brain. They study how disturbances in emotional processing areas of the brain lead to development of serious neuropsychiatric disorders like addiction, depression, schizophrenia, anxiety & PTSD.
Episode Summary: Nick Jikomes & Steven Laviolette, PhD discuss how different types of drugs impact emotion, cognition, brain development and the development of psychiatric conditions (e.g. addition, schizophrenia); drug interactions (THC + CBD, THC + L-Theanine, CBD + Omega-3 Fatty Acids), how drugs can affect brain development when consumed during adolescence or by pregnant women; how cannabinoids interact with opioids in different ways.