CBD Treats Psychosis With Fewer Side Effects, New Study Finds

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According to a review published in the November issue of the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, non-psychotropic cannabinoid Cananbidiol (CBD) alleviates psychotic symptoms has high potential as an alternative treatment for psychosis. Based on the preclinical and clinical data on the use of CBD as an antipsychotic agent, investigators in the Netherlands and the UK reported that both animal and human studies document the ability of CBD to mitigate symptoms of psychosis.

A 2012 study that compared the effectiveness of CBD vs. the prescription anti-psychotic drug Amisulpride in 42 subjects with schizophrenia and acute paranoia concluded that while both the agents brought about “equally significant clinical improvement”, cannabidiol “possessed significantly less side effects.” Evidence from several study domains and previous human trials suggest that considering its superior cost-effectiveness, safety, and high tolerability, CBD may prove to be an attractive alternative to current antipsychotic treatment.

Smell the Truth » CBD Treats Psychosis With Fewer Side Effects, New Study Finds


Smell the Truth » CBD Treats Psychosis With Fewer Side Effects, New Study Finds
 
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According to a review published in the November issue of the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, non-psychotropic cannabinoid Cananbidiol (CBD) alleviates psychotic symptoms has high potential as an alternative treatment for psychosis. Based on the preclinical and clinical data on the use of CBD as an antipsychotic agent, investigators in the Netherlands and the UK reported that both animal and human studies document the ability of CBD to mitigate symptoms of psychosis.

A 2012 study that compared the effectiveness of CBD vs. the prescription anti-psychotic drug Amisulpride in 42 subjects with schizophrenia and acute paranoia concluded that while both the agents brought about “equally significant clinical improvement”, cannabidiol “possessed significantly less side effects.” Evidence from several study domains and previous human trials suggest that considering its superior cost-effectiveness, safety, and high tolerability, CBD may prove to be an attractive alternative to current antipsychotic treatment.

Smell the Truth » CBD Treats Psychosis With Fewer Side Effects, New Study Finds


Smell the Truth » CBD Treats Psychosis With Fewer Side Effects, New Study Finds
this has been in the pipeline for a while, although its still years away from having it available on prescription. its misleading to call it a non-psychotropic. ANY chemical that has an affect on the way someone feels or thinks is a psychotropic by definition.
 
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this has been in the pipeline for a while, although its still years away from having it available on prescription. its misleading to call it a non-psychotropic. ANY chemical that has an affect on the way someone feels or thinks is a psychotropic by definition.
Our brains create chemicals! Should we lock our brains in prison for doing these things?

September 15, 2004 Mother Nature created a way to "tune in, turn on" long before pot-smokers rolled their first joint, Stanford scientists have found.

Eavesdropping on the conversations between brain cells, the research team found that neurons make their own marijuana-like chemicals called cannabinoids, which indirectly alter the way that information is received and filtered.

When the chemicals are released, "neurons have a harder time deciding which are the relevant things to pay attention to," said investigator John R. Huguenard, associate professor of neurology and neurologic sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine.

For a long time, scientists thought that marijuana altered the mind in a messy and random way that didn't involve any particular part of brain chemistry.

Now they've identified an elegant modus operandi. It adds to a growing body of research that explains the mechanism behind getting "high." Marijuana mimics the cannabinoids made naturally by our brain - chemicals that influence a smorgasbord of body functions including movement, thought and perception.

The research sheds light on a powerful neurochemical system. Researchers hope that when they understand the job the chemical does in the day-to-day running of our bodies, they can design new therapeutic drugs.

In their Stanford lab, Huguenard and colleagues David Prince and Alberto Bacci injected electric current into rat brain cells, then watched the chatter between the brain's two major types of cells.

Brain creates its own marijuana-like chemicals, scientists find

More than 100000 chemical reactions go on in your brain every second, Happy brain chemicals ... Certain aminos cause you to have better feeling of well being.
The Happy Brain Chemicals

The chemicals that run the brain are called neurotransmitters. ... chicken soup makes your body feel better, chemicals produced in your brain make it feel better.
Brain Anatomy: Brain Lobes
 
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There is a medical debate about rather cannabis can actually stop/remove cancer cells. It was on tv the other night, it was quite interesting. Anyone who is against a medicine like cannabis but has no problem glugging down there opium script cough syrup is a idiot..jus saying
 
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