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  • Conversation: Cannabis extract helps reset brain function in psychosis

    • August 30, 2018 4:40 PM BST
    • Cannabis extract helps reset brain function in psychosis

      Research from King's College London has found that a single dose of the cannabis extract cannabidiol can help reduce brain function abnormalities seen in people with psychosis. Results from a new MRC-funded trial, published in JAMA Psychiatry, provide the first evidence of how cannabidiol acts in the brain to reduce psychotic symptoms.
      Cannabidiol, also referred to as CBD, is a non-intoxicating compound found in cannabis. A purified form of cannabidiol has recently been licensed in the USA as a treatment for rare childhood epilepsies, and a 2017 King's College London trial has demonstrated cannabidiol has anti-psychotic properties.
      Read more: http://www.worldpharmanews.com/pfizer/4524-cannabis-extract-helps-reset-brain-function-in-psychosis

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