Antipsychotic effects of CBD
A research study recently conducted at Kings College in London and subsequently published in JAMA Psychiatry, found that one dose of Cannabis extract (cannabidiol) can help reduce brain function abnormalities in people with psychosis. The study was funded by MRC and was very useful in providing evidence of how Cannabidiol (CBD) acts in the brain thereby reducing symptoms of psychosis. Currently much work is being done to determine exactly how it works to relieve psychosis but there is reason to remain optimistic.
There really has not been much progress in drug treatments for this mental illness since the 1950’s and what has been available does not work for everyone. This particular study is very profound for those who have high risk psychosis and the far-reaching implications for people with other mental illnesses. More details on this study can be found below.