Substance abuse is associated with lower brain volume in women but not in men

A new study by a team of researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine on the Anschutz Medical Campus found that long-term stimulant abuse had more significant effects on brain volume in women compared with men. ‘While the women previously dependent on stimulants demonstrated widespread brain differences when compared to their healthy control counterparts, the men demonstrated no significant brain differences,’ said Jody Tanabe, M.D., professor of radiology. —> Read More