Cannabis and CBD oil have interested the psychiatric profession for years. Now with medical cannabis use rising all over the world, there is an ongoing, clinically-focused systematic review of the effects of the THC and CBD found in cannabis and CBD oil. The studies have focused on the effectiveness of cannabis and CBD oil in treating psychiatric disorders, including insomnia, depression, post-partum depression, post-traumatic stress, ADHD, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, social anxiety, and schizophrenia. CBD also continues to be tested for its range of effectiveness in treating phobias, anxiety and chronic pain.Medical-grade cannabis has been reported to be successful in treating pain, muscle spasticity, and intractable childhood epilepsy. It is also a well-known, effective treatment for nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy.
Positive Psychiatric Interest
Now, there is interest in expanding the use of cannabis and CBD oil in treating a wide range of disorders that are being targeted as the most likely disorders to respond favorably to treatment, given the known results of treatments so far. A systematic review of the available data from case studies and clinical trials involving medical cannabis was completed in 2019, and the results were encouraging. This data included all major psychiatric disorders.
Cannabis is a member of a relatively small family of flowering plants. There are approximately 170 different species, but not all of them have psychoactive effects. Some of the ones that do are occasionally cited in ancient writings that talk about their effective use in mental health conditions. The Atharva Veda of India back in 1500 BCE recorded that ‘Bhanga’ (cannabis) exhibited anxiety-reducing properties. In the Assyrian culture of long ago, cannabis was prescribed for people undergoing grief and sorrow. The ancient Chinese also prized cannabis as an anti-senility drug.
All of these records increased the talk among psychiatric circles about the value of continuing to perform more research into the many different types and strains of cannabis. Different strains offer varying effects on the human mind and body. Recent evidence points to the antidepressant, anti-anxiety and anti-psychotic qualities of cannabis as an encouraging reason to continue the research.
KANA Wellness Clinic’s traditional Thai medicine doctors are well-versed in using cannabis to treat psychiatric disorders. Cannabis offers a natural alternative to treating psychiatric disorders with harsh, mood-altering drugs.
Visit KANA Wellness Clinic to learn more about the many uses of cannabis in treating many common psychiatric disorders that can affect your ability to function at your best.
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