CBD has been known to do so many things, and if you are someone who hasn’t been under a rock for the past couple of years, you will exactly know what I am on about. The numerous CBD health benefits that users are experiencing, is only further cementing the truly effective medicinal alternative that CBD is morphing to be.
The analgesic and potent therapeutic medicinal drug doesn’t have any of the psychoactive properties that its parent (cannabis) has shown to have. The misconception that CBD is no different from marijuana is what stemmed the stigma that it causes intoxication. But that stigma has long been dispelled and laws all over the world are in agreement of the hidden potential that CBD has in store. But there is something that researchers are excited about; the ability of CBD to be used as a potential anti-psychoactive medication. Meaning it could be leading the next line of medicines to control ailments that have symptoms of psychosis such as schizophrenia and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The Problem With Today’s Medication
There are conventional medicines such as Clozapine which has been used as a mainstream medication to treat the symptoms that schizophrenia is associated with. But over time, the side effects that it manages to rack up, debilitates the patient in most circumstances. The side effects include:
- Restlessness; patients gets jumpy and uncontrollable
- Loss of balance and coordination
- Muscle spasm and trembling
- Incoherent speech
- Twitching especially at the neck and back
There have been cases of patients even losing bladder control and even loss of consciousness as a result.
Can CBD Be The Long Awaited Saviour?
There is exciting CBD news of a review that has showed CBD in positive light as a potential anti-psychotic drug. The review put forward by Bentham Science publishers in 2012, took into account 24 separate studies of CBD to be used as an anti-psychotic drug in humans and animals.
The conclusion of it being that CBD behaves as an “atypical anti-psychotic drug” that helps alleviates the effects of psychotic-like symptoms. It does so without impeding motor functions. Research of this sort is very motivating and gives patients suffering from such horrendous mental ailments a ray of hope.
CBD may well be used as a future therapeutic option for treating psychosis, in general. Until then, simply including CBD into your daily routine will help relax and calm you. We can keep our fingers crossed over the possibility of CBD being used as an anti-psychotic drug on a more mainstream basis.