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Is CBD a safe and possible option to keep my mental health stable ?

by HelloMD

3 years ago


Questions & Answers

Is CBD a safe and possible option to keep my mental health stable ?

by HelloMD

3 years ago


I had an episode of psychosis 2.5 years ago. This was probably caused from high stress levels, and enhanced by high THC and Cannabis usage (I used to smoke very high potent Cannabis for many (5+) years in Canada, then for 3 years in the Netherlands). The doctors in Europe told me I was dependent on Cannabis, and the doctors in Canada told me that my psychosis was probably drug induced. My episode of psychosis lasted about 2 months as well.\n\nI ended up having an accident which broke both my wrists, and head injuries as well (I had a La Forte II fracture), possibly from being hit by a car, or falling off a balcony. I have social anxiety as well. I have been prescribed Haloperidol for the last 2.5 years. I have been successfully discharged from an Early Psychosis Intervention program. My current mental health team has told me to lower the medication, continuing until I am completely free from the Haloperidol because I have been stable since my accident. I have also had some unfortunate minor issues with side effects from the Haloperidol, such as sometimes I have a lip twitch, and make a pouting face occasionally. \n\nI have done some research on CBD, and I am wondering if CBD is safe and could be something that I could take once I am free from haloperidol, to maintain stability and make sure I don't relapse one day and have another episode of psychosis? \n\nHope to get a reply, thank you for your time.


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Answer - ryan

THC has been shown to exacerbate psychotic like symptoms, however CBD has been shown to do the opposite. Researchers have even been looking into it as a medication for schizophrenia and other illnesses where the patient experiences psychosis. I have written about this here: https://www.hellomd.com/health-wellness/cbd-an-alternative-to-anti-psychotic-medicine


Answer - Herbal Advisor at Green Door West.

CBD can be used as an effective way of managing psychosis. Research shows CBD increases the body's own production of anandamide, an endocannabinoid, which is said to have inverse properties of psychosis. Research also shows that anandamide may fight off psychotic breaks completely. Thus, CBD should be a resolution to this problem. However, I do not recommend testing out CBD until the Haloperidol is completely out of your system. This can take up to two months after stopping the doses. It is also good to keep in mind that THC has been noted to interfere with psychiatric medications, however, that is not the case with pure CBD. I would make sure to look for pure CBD products such as CBD tinctures and oils.


Answer - Dr Andrew Vanderveer twitter = @andyvanderveer facebook = andyvanderveer

A whole plant preparation of CBD rich cannabis would likely be helpful to minimize the possibility of psychosis. Make sure that the other cannabinoids and compunds are found in the preparation, as whole plant preparations are far superior to isolated cannabinoids. Start with a small dose (5-20 milligrams of CBD and 1-5 mg of THC) and observe for results, increase the dose as needed. THC in isolation, or in extrememly high, unbalanced ratios may tip off an episode of mania. Many people also report racing thoughts with a very strong sativa. CBD actually helps to decrease this effect. The bio-chemistry of the endocannabinoid system seems rather complicated, and the best advice I can give is to start with a small dose of a whole plant preparation that has a well balanced ratio of cannabinoids. Observe for results and increase the dose as needed.


Answer - katelyn39

How to sensibly buy LEGAL cbd oil online? Because I got a letter saying customs has confiscated my package two times already and I’m pissed.


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