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Therapeutic Applications of CBD
…What are the properties of CBD?
Given that Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound that does not produce the typical psychotropic effects associated with Marijuana, there are documented advances in the development and use of CBD in neuropsychiatry. Based on the aforementioned study, researchers reported that CBD has been shown to have anxiolytic, antipsychotic, and neuroprotective properties:
- Anxiolytic properties: studies carried out in humans and animals show that CBD can interfere and be able to prevent the psychotic and anxiety effects induced, for example, by the consumption of high doses of THC and other types of drugs, making both two antagonistic substances.
- Antipsychotic properties: CBD has been shown to reduce psychotic and cognitive symptoms, as well as fewer side effects compared to Amisulpride, an antipsychotic drug commonly used to treat schizophrenia and personality disorders such as post-traumatic stress. In addition, the management of frequent psychotic symptoms in Parkinson's Disease is a great challenge for medicine, taking into account its side effects on the hematological system (blood) and on the motor function that is deteriorated, with CBD proving to be a possible hypothesis for these diseases.
- Neuro-protective properties: The scientific findings of this study also suggest that CBD may be able to improve the effects of Parkinson's Disease in patients without psychotic symptoms, preventing brain health.
What are the possible therapeutic applications of CBD?
Due to its properties, CBD shows potential for use in epilepsy disorders, substance abuse, addictions, schizophrenia, social phobia, post-traumatic stress, depression, bipolar disorder, insomnia, Parkinson's and other psychological disorders. .
Does CBD ease symptoms?
Yes. The anticoagulant effects of CBD were one of the first pharmacological properties described in animals and people, as well as protective effects on the destruction of neurons, which are very useful in action against epilepsy.
One of the most commonly observed effects of high-dose CBD is sedation, which may be useful given that pharmacological options in the management of disturbed sleep behaviors, such as muscle failure during sleep cycles associated with behavioral active during dreams and nightmares – the potential also exists in symptom management in patients with insomnia disorders. CBD appears to be safe and appears to preserve sleep architecture as well as sleep periods.
Given the anticonvulsant, antidepressant, antipsychotic and anti-anxiety actions of CBD referred to above and described in this study, the hypothesis that CBD may have a better pharmacological profile compared to the used mood stabilizers is very likely.
As such, CBD is a molecule that can help patients with a variety of clinical conditions and has been shown to have no significant adverse effects after being tested on volunteers with a variety of clinical conditions. The results also indicate that CBD appears to be, in large doses, a safe compound for human use.