THC-induced Psychosis as a Potential Marker of Schizophrenia Risk

different stressed poses of the same model: visual suggestion of schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that affects the way individuals perceive reality. While it is relatively uncommon (less than 1% of the population), the symptoms are devastating. Those suffering from schizophrenia often lose touch with reality, and may experience hallucinations and delusions. Other symptoms include withdrawing into an internal world, a “flat” affect, an inability … Read more

CBD Reduces Anxiety In Mice By Stimulating Neuronal Growth

image of a rodent's neuron

Anxiety and Depression are the most common psychiatric illnesses in the United States, affecting ~40 million people every year. There are seemingly countless antidepressants on the market, falling into several different categories based on their mechanism of action and particular chemical composition. These drugs are incredibly popular; a study from 2016, summarized here, showed that … Read more

CBD as a Potential Treatment for Neurodegenerative Disease

Neurodegenerative disorders are a major health burden both in the United States and worldwide. These diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s disease, all stem from the progressive loss of neurons in the brain. The specific causes of these diseases (with the exception of Huntington’s) are complex, and are influenced by genetic and environmental factors. … Read more

Cannabis Dosage Guidelines From European Journal of Internal Medicine

Prescribing any sort of medicine requires guidance in the form of rigorous scientific data. In general, this takes two forms: clinical trials, and clinical case studies. The first relies on experimentation in the lab, while the second relies on the real-world experiences of doctors. While effective, this process is time-consuming and often produces conflicting results. This … Read more

Oxidized CBD May Have Anti-Cancer Properties

Anti-cancer drugs are some of the most expensive and sought-after medications on the planet. Existing chemotherapies are quite potent, but they effect both healthy and cancerous cells, leading to debilitating side-effects. Furthermore, cancerous cells that survive chemo treatments can develop a resistance to the drug being used. Even worse, some types of chemotherapy can even … Read more