SCHIZOPHRENIA / PSYCHOSIS & MEDICAL MARIJUANA
“Clinical studies find that Non-psychoactive Marijuana containing CBD counteracts psychotic symptoms and cognitive impairment while reducing THC psychosis related to Cannabis use.” – Dr. Iseger (paraphrase)
Schizophrenia is a complicated mental disorder. Schizophrenics see a whole different reality that most of us do. Contrary to the actual meaning of the word Schizophrenia does not refer to multiple personality disorder.
Primary Psychosis Symptoms
- scatter brain
- aberrant behavior
- insane theories & conclusions
” When I told my psychiatrist that everyone hates me, he said everyone hasn’t met me yet.” Dangerfield Rod
General Symptom – Psychosis
- trouble sleeping
- irritability or depressed mood
- lack of motivation
- withdrawal from friends and family
- erratic performance
“This is so true! Am crazy. I don’t go crazy. I just go normal sometimes.” – McQueen G.
Most Common Medications for Schizophrenia
Side Effects : uncontrollable movements of your eyes twitching, lips, tongue, arms, face or legs; mask-like appearance of the face, problems with speech, trouble swallowing, seizure; severe nervous system reaction–very stiff muscles, sweating, high fever, confusion, low blood cell counts-sudden weakness or ill feeling, fever, chills, sore throat, thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself; swollen gums, severe agitation, distress, or restless feeling; and many more…. – Source: www.drugs.com
What Doctors Say about Medical Marijuana & Schizophrenia and Psychosis
“My test results from mmj were amazing, not only was as effective as standard antipsychotics, but it was also almost free of the typical bad side effects seen with antipsychotic meds.” Piomelli Dan
“The new research confirmed that as CBD relieved patients’ symptoms. “It looks like anandamide is a signaling molecule that has evolved to help us cope with stress, Marijuana and especially CBD can reduce the stress response and relieve anxiety. It is involved in stress-induced analgesia.” – Dr. Piomelli M.D.
“Results show the ability of CBD to counteract psychotic symptoms and cognitive impairment associated with marijuana use as well as with acute THC. Also, CBD may lower the risk of psychosis that is related to mmj use. These effects are possibly mediated by opposite effects of CBD and THC on the brain in key regions implicated in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia.” Dr. Iseger MD, Dr. Bossong MD.
“MRI results strongly suggest that the antipsychotic effects of CBD in relation to the psychotomimetic effects of Δ(9)-THC involve the striatum and temporal cortex that have been traditionally associated with psychosis.”
“Medical Marijuana users had better cognitive functioning than patients without mmj use in several domains including object assembly, design memory, verbal fluency, block design, picture arrangement, face recognition and picture completion,.” – Dr. John Stirling MD.
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HOW MEDICAL MARIJUANA TREATS SCHIZOPHRENIA & PSYCHOSIS
- Marijuana Compound Treats Schizophrenia with Few Side Effects: Clinical Trial
- The Observer The new strain of cannabis that could help treat psychosis
- CBD Oil As a Treatment For Psychosis
- Cannabidiol enhances anandamide signaling and alleviates psychotic symptoms of schizophrenia
- A critical review of the antipsychotic effects of cannabidiol: 30 years of a translational investigation.
- A systematic review of the antipsychotic properties of cannabidiol in humans
“The reason why I am talking to myself is that I’m the only one whose answers I accepting.” Carlin G.