Cannabis extract can help treat psychosis, study suggests
A cannabis extract could help treat symptoms of psychosis even though the mental health condition has been linked to long-term recreational use of the drug,UK researchers have found.Buy cannabis oil online
The team from King’s College London found cannabidiol (CBD), one of the major chemical components of the marijuana plant, works in opposition to its other ingredient, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which causes users to get “high”.
THC is thought to be a significant risk factor for psychosis and other conditions like schizophrenia.Buy cannabis oil online
The King’s study found that a single dose of CBD could significantly reduce the abnormal brain activity that causes these effects.
“There is an urgent need for a safe treatment for young people at risk of psychosis,”
said Dr Sagnik Bhattacharyya, from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at the university.
“The mainstay of current treatment for people with psychosis are drugs that were first discover
in the 1950s and unfortunately do not work for everyone.
Buy cannabis oil online “One of the main advantage of cannabidiol is that it is safe and seems to be very well tolerated,
making it in some ways an ideal treatment.”
Buy cannabis oil online
CBD is not psychoactive and does not have opportunities for abuse,
with legally sold forms having to be extremely low in THC.
A CBD oil with higher THC has been licensed for treating rare childhood epilepsy in the US.
This, along with growing evidence for its health effects,
has led the UK government to recognise the benefits of medical cannabis and say it could be prescribed by doctors.
To test how CBD may counteract this effect the researcher recruit 33 young people flag by early intervention service as having symptoms of psychos, but who have yet to be diagnose or treat.