A Better Understanding Of How CBD Can Help With Psychosis Is Needed
We have known for some time now that the psychotomimetic effects of cannabis are caused by the THC cannabinoid. However, we can largely attribute its effects solely to THC.
A 1982 study was the first to record the fact that CBD could have antipsychotic properties. Recent studies confirm this. In addition to blocking the psychotic symptoms induced by THC, CBD and THC presented opposite effects relative to placebo in terms of activation of the striatum during verbal recall, as assessed by functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).
CBD can also be used to reduce the psychotic symptoms of someone diagnosed with schizophrenia. CBD works differently than most medicines we know. It has a dose-response relationship which means that the impact will be the highest if you take exactly the right amount. Higher or lower doses will not give nearly as much benefit. Another major benefit of the plant is its anxiolytic effects.
In addition to all this, CBD also has a positive effect on Parkinson’s disease. It improves global functioning and reduces psychotic symptoms. While we have not yet fully understood how CBD works with our body, we do understand that it interacts with our body’s endocannabinoid system. Most studies support these findings. Various studies are ongoing for other neuropsychiatric conditions, such as depression, dystonia, epilepsy, PTSD, and Huntington disorder. It is believed that CBD could also be used to treat ischemia, diabetes, inflammation, immune response, cancer, and more.
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