Scientific Research into Medicinal Cannabis – OCD Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) features a pattern of unreasonable thoughts and fears (obsessions) that lead you to do repetitive behaviors (compulsions). These obsessions and compulsions interfere with daily activities and cause significant distress.
It’s sometimes difficult to diagnose OCD because symptoms can be similar to those of obsessive-compulsive personality disorder, anxiety disorders, depression, schizophrenia or other mental health disorders. And it’s possible to have both OCD and another mental disorder. Work with your doctor so that you can get the appropriate diagnosis and treatment.
We have listed the latest scientific research into medicinal cannabis and OCD Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in mice.
- Plasma and brain pharmacokinetic profile of cannabidiol (CBD), cannabidivarine (CBDV), Δ⁹-tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) and cannabigerol (CBG) in rats and mice following oral and intraperitoneal administration and CBD action on obsessive-compulsive behaviour
Can Medicinal Cannabis be used to treat OCD?
According to BeyondOCD conventional treatment methods, mainly medications, have many associated side effects. Some of these side effects include increased appetite and weight gain, loss of sexual desire, fatigue and drowsiness, insomnia, dry mouth, blurred vision, constipation. Depending on the individual and the type of medication sometimes suicidal thoughts are a concern. In the context of OCD sufferers
Compounds in the cannabis plant have shown to relieve symptoms associated with stress or anxiety. Cannabidiol (CBD) is the most prevalent compound in cannabis other than Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
THC gets you high. CBD does not. In fact, CBD diminishes the effects of THC when the two are consumed together.
CBD has a very calming, relaxing effect. For this reason, cannabis strains high in CBD or CBD in concentrated forms are ideal for treating OCD symptoms.