According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Schizophrenia is “a chronic and severe mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves.” While the specific causes are still unknown, there seems to be both a possibility of a genetic factor, as well as an impact on a person by their environment. Since the causes are so uncertain, doctors and researchers have had a hard time developing any treatments that are more than mildly effective. Recent studies, however, have shown that CBD oil can be effective in treating Schizophrenia.
In both animal and human studies, CBD’s effectiveness in treating Schizophrenia have been seen. In human studies, the anti-psychotic properties have been clearly demonstrated. This is huge news for patients who cannot tolerate the kinds of medications that are normally prescribed to help aid in the suppression of the symptoms of Schizophrenia. Along with those who have severe negative side effects, as many as one-third of patients cannot achieve symptom relief, even if their medications don’t cause them trouble.
There have been studies performed on people who have Schizophrenia, both with and without a genetic link, with positive results. In these people, CBD not only helps battle the psychotic symptoms of the disease, but also some of the other problems that are commonly seen in people with this disease, including metabolic issues that lead to obesity and often diabetes, as well as chronic inflammation problems.
For many sufferers of this disease, modern medicine has failed them. Luckily, CBD, an alternative and highly effective supplement that can replace or increase the effectiveness of normal pharmaceuticals, is available.