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The Science Behind Using CBD Oil For Schizophrenia

Posted in Ministry of Hemp

Even as “true believers” in hemp, sometimes we’re still surprised to learn all the ways cannabidiol (CBD) can help.

Though we know that CBD supplements are used by people with everything from anxiety to arthritis, that was still the case when we first saw reports that it may also be an antipsychotic.

Considered one of several “psychotic disorders,” schizophrenia is a mental illness associated with serious distortions in a person’s thinking, which can include hallucinations or hearing voices. Other symptoms often include depression and difficulty maintaining interest in social activities and hobbies. While conventional pharmaceutical treatments often help, they also often have unpleasant side effects.

Even as “true believers” in hemp, sometimes we’re still surprised to learn all the ways cannabidiol (CBD) can help.

Though we know that CBD supplements are used by people with everything from anxiety to arthritis, that was still the case when we first saw reports that it may also be an antipsychotic.

Considered one of several “psychotic disorders,” schizophrenia is a mental illness associated with serious distortions in a person’s thinking, which can include hallucinations or hearing voices. Other symptoms often include depression and difficulty maintaining interest in social activities and hobbies. While conventional pharmaceutical treatments often help, they also often have unpleasant side effects.

‘Effective, safe & well-tolerated’: Preliminary CBD & schizophrenia research is very promising

It’s interesting to note that it was actually some of the negative effects of cannabis that helped researchers consider cannabidiol as a potential antipsychotic. Though some of the research associated with this topic is controversial — thanks in large part to the negative atmosphere surrounding all drug research under the War on Drugs — there do seem to be some links between psychotic episodes and cannabis use.

Investigations into this link led to the realization that high-CBD forms of psychoactive cannabis seem to lead to fewer psychotic episodes, as noted in a study published in 2011 by Schizophrenia Research. In 2006, scientists also noted that CBD seemed to reduce artificially induced symptoms of psychosis in both animals and healthy volunteers, according to a studypublished by the Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research.

Read more on Ministry of Hemp.

 

Why Schizophrenia Sufferers Use CBD Oil For Healing – Ministry of Hemp

We found a growing body of scientific and anecdotal evidence that CBD oil could help schizophrenia patients. Learn more about CBD for schizophrenia.

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