Cannabis can treat mental disorders



The human body is made up of several parts and organs all linked to each other. All these parts and organs are under the coordination of the brain. After receiving the necessary energy and blood from the heart, it is over to the brain to send messages to each part of the body so that it can carry out its function normally. As well as the brain is in good shape, the rest of the body can go on well. But on the contrary, if the brain is not working properly then the whole body is surely going to behave strangely. In very simple terms, brain abnormality can be referred to as any structural change in the brain which may be fatal.

Among the endless brain disorders that exist, let us turn our attention over to Psychosis also referred to as Schizophrenia. Psychosis is a physical condition characterized by mental disorders. Patients suffering from psychosis tend to have hallucinations or delusions. The manifestations of these hallucinations are the hearing or seeing something which in reality is not present. People who have hallucinations claim to hear or see things that no other person can. Such persons go even right to the extremes of hurting themselves due to all these delusions. It is not difficult to detect if a person is suffering from psychosis or not. Such persons generally start becoming too suspicious about everything and end up keeping themselves aside from their friends and family members. Then comes their total change in attitude, they become unable to speak in an organized manner, changing topics unexpectedly. They also tend to lack concentration, can’t sleep enough, get anxious and depressed to the point of thinking of suicide.

The point here is not just being able to identify a psychosis patient but better still, being able to bring some treatment to him. Some methods of treatmentsfor psychosis patients are: Rapid tranquilization, medication or even Cognitive behavioral therapy. Another alternative to calm down psychosis is the intake of a little dose of medical cannabis.

How does cannabis really work out to cure psychosis patients, when at the same time   drug addicts who smoke the same marijuana end up becoming mental deranged? Researchers worldwide notably at the King’s College London had put to evidence the fact thatcannabis has two major components; the delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and the cannabidiol (CBD). While the THC is the actual cause of all the paranoia, anxiety and harmful effects of cannabis, CBD on the contrary does the reverse. CBD instead reduces the symptoms which psychosis patients suffer from and hence is very effective in the treatment of mental diseases and psychosis in particular.

Several clinical trials have even been conducted so as to prove the efficiency of CBD as compared to other antipsychotic medications. One of such clinical trials had been conducted in the University of Cologne in Germany. At the end of this four-week psychotic episode all the patients who undergone a CBD treatment had improved psychotic symptoms. And according to Daniele Piomelli, a professor of pharmacology at California-Irvine University, “Not only was [CBD] as effective as standard antipsychotics, but it was also essentially free of the typical side effects seen with antipsychotic drugs.”


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