There are several treatments that have been tried in the quest to cure Schizophrenia, but none of the drugs have been completely effective in reducing psychosis, without causing any side effects. One of the compounds that are found in medical marijuana is one of the likely futuristic treatments for Schizophrenia.
The reason for this is that CBD or cannabidiol is very beneficial in treating this disorder, without causing any side effects. Though other drugs also help in the treatment of this disease they cause undesirable side effects. The use of cannabidiol helps in reducing these side effects and at the same time helps in reducing the symptoms of the disease. It needs to be understood that not all compounds of medical marijuana are helpful in the treatment of Schizophrenia. Some compounds like THC cause exacerbation in psychosis. THC is useful in the treatment of several other health problems like depression, but its role in the treatment of Schizophrenia is very limited. So, one has to be careful in the treatment of Schizophrenia with medical marijuana. The right compound needs to be used to treat the disease.
Role of cannabidiol in treating Schizophrenia:
1. Reduces psychosis: The advantage of cannabidiol is that it is able to reduce psychosis. Psychosis is one of the common side effects of the other drugs used and it is also a major problem caused by Schizophrenia. Since this complication is controlled by the use of cannabidiol, it needs to be used with regularity in the treatment of Schizophrenia.
2. Minimal side effects: The other reason for using cannabidiol and not medical marijuana as it is is because of the minimal, if not lack of side effects in this medication. The person who is suffering from Schizophrenia will be able to get rid of the disease for good, with the use of cannabidiol.
3. Effective drug: The cannabidiol compound is used as a drug to treat Schizophrenia. There have been several scientific experiments that have been conducted in the treatment of Schizophrenia. They have all been successful. This medication is highly effective in the treatment of this disease. It needs to be further researched to ensure that the right quantity of the compound is used as the prescribed dose in the treatment of Schizophrenia. Once it is perfected, it will be popular all over the world and take the other drugs head on and will even probably replace the other drugs as the preferred drug of choice in treating Schizophrenia.