Schizophrenia and Cannabis Oil
Studies are constantly being carried out to better understand the relationship and links between Schizophrenia and cannabis oil. There are positive links and many researchers are saying that CBD can relieve some symptoms of Schizophrenia. It has been proven that the one compound in cannabis known as cannabidiol, or CBD, has positive effects on mental illnesses. In fact, CBD has been known to ease depression, anxiety, pain, migraines and arthritis! The CBD is very different from the THC oil (or tetrahydrocannabinol) which is a psychoactive cannabinoid and would therefore not be suitable for people who exhibit psychotic symptoms. There is no cure for the chronic mental illness known as Schizophrenia but cannabis oil can alleviate the harshness of the disease and promote calmness.
What does CBD do for Schizophrenia?
Researchers have found that CBD does in fact offer relief to the nervous system as it works in parts of the brain which control emotions, moods and the innate healthy balance of the immune system. A patient may display intellectual weaknesses and CBD can reduce these effects – and even help the brain to recover where memory and learning difficulties are an issue. Some symptoms of Schizophrenia were restored and social behaviour improved when CBD was tested on rats. When a patient suffers Schizophrenia, he/she tends to withdraw from society, see and hear things, battle to focus or have hobbies and experience general disorder in what feels like an unreal life. This study found that intensive dosages of CBD helped to decrease the social withdrawal symptoms as well as increase the ability to remember and recognise people and things. Must common antipsychotic drugs are not able to go to the core of the problem – the brain’s cognitive functioning – and also come with terrible side effects.
CBD Brings Back the Calmness
We now know that cannabis oil (CBD compound) has antipsychotic qualities and can assist people with Schizophrenia. This cannabis oil is renowned as a general healer which should be used carefully and with advice from your general practitioner. Be careful about taking THC as this is what makes you high – Schizophrenia patients do not need another psychotic substance to upheaval them any more. CBD stimulates specific receptors in the brain and helps control the body’s innate immune system. The immune system is controlled by the body’s endocannabinoid system and if there is too much change, antipsychotic behaviour ensues. CBD can return this balance to normal and relieve the stress and anxiety linked to such behaviour. It may never cure Schizophrenia, but CBD can definitely relieve the hallucinations and assist the patient to live in reality.