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Is CBD The Next Antipsychotic Drug?

Cannabidiol or more commonly known as CBD has been around for a long time, but just recently has CBD been legalized for personal and medical use in many countries around the world. Which also meant that CBD has become easier for researchers to study for the real potential of CBD. Now, researchers have found that CBD could become a groundbreaking treatment for psychosis and other mental disorders.

What we already know about the benefits of CBD:

  • Pain relief

  • Anxiety and stress reduction

  • Anti-inflammatory properties

  • Improve sleep

  • Neuroprotective agents

  • Seizure management

  • Anti-nausea agents

Can CBD treat mental health issues?

Researchers believe that CBD has potential positive outcome for mental health in many ways:

Anxiety and Depression

CBD has anxiolytic properties and antidepressant effects that can help stimulate the production of serotonin in your brain to help manage mood, anxiety and depression.

Reduction of Stress

CBD helps to calm down your brain by alleviating the physiological and psychological effects of the brain.

Treat Sleep Disorders

CBD can manage and reduce stress and anxiety which are the main factors in the disruption of sleep. By doing so CBD can promote better sleep and help regulate sleep/wake cycles.

Potential For Treating Neurological Conditions

Researchers are finding out more about CBD’s potential for managing conditions like epilepsy, Parkinson's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Experts believe and have started using CBD as part of treatment for PTSD. CBD could play a larger role in the future when researchers learn more about the potential of CBD.

Experts in the mental health field are trying to find new solutions or even replacements for a better and more sustainable medication to treat mental health conditions like psychosis. Medications used today even though they may be successful in treating the conditions for a lot of people, but for some they just don't work. Plus, they also come with a lot of side effects.

For example, dopamine-targeting antipsychotics like olanzapine and quetiapine are classic examples of antipsychotics medications. They may be effective medication for some while there are a lot of people that do not respond to such medication and the side effects from the drug can be very severe.

For people that don't respond to these medications, CBD could be another alternative. There are some evidence that shows that

CBD can reduce psychosis symptoms. This is because CBD does not impact the dopamine system like other antipsychotics medications, but instead CBD work by interacting with the Endocannabinoid System which is a complex system of receptors and neurotransmitters along your body to modulate the metabolism, inflammation and neurotransmitters. So far, the evidence gathered from CBD is not enough to be approved as an antipsychotic medication. More researchers are definitely needed.

Currently, a large-scale research and clinical trial on CBD and its potential as the next breakthrough treat for mental disorders is going on globally.

The future of CBD and cannabis is still far ahead and everyday we are learning new facts and data about these natural supplements. In the meantime if you are looking for a high quality and lab tested CBD product then we are proud to present to you our very own brand, Mellow Organic. Mellow Organic is the first and most trusted CBD products in Thailand. Our premium CBD products that we offer are Mellow CBD Oil made from pure CBD, Mellow Full Spectrum CBD Oil that contains a high amount of CBD along with THC and other cannabinoids from the cannabis plant and Mellow CBD Soothing Balm with pleasant vanilla scented balm with CBD infused ingredients. Our product is lab tested for Top Quality CBD content and zero toxicity. Feel free to visit our website for more details on our CBD products.

Written by Vivek Roachthavilit

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Verywell Mind


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