Research has shown that cannabis can reduce OCD symptoms by 50% – AlKhaleej Today

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According to a new study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, OCD symptoms could be relieved by at least half in the short term

A Washington State University study looked at how people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) experienced reduced symptom severity within four hours of smoking cannabis.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder can affect men, women, and children. Some people get symptoms early, often around puberty, but it usually starts in early adulthood. Women can sometimes have obsessive-compulsive disorder during pregnancy or after having their child. Obsessions can include worrying about harming the baby or not properly sterilizing the bottles. Compulsions can include things like checking the baby’s breathing repeatedly.

The researchers analyzed data entered into the Strainprint app by people who identified themselves as OCD. This condition is characterized by intrusive, persistent thoughts and repetitive behaviors, such as: B. the compulsory check whether a door is locked. After smoking cannabis, users with obsessive-compulsive disorder reported reducing compulsions by 60%, intruders or unwanted thoughts by 49%, and anxiety by 52%.

“Cannabis can have some positive short-term effects”

The recently in the Journal of Affective Disordersalso found that higher doses and cannabis with higher concentrations of CBD or cannabidiol were associated with greater reductions in compulsions.

“Overall, the results suggest that cannabis may have some beneficial short-term, but not really long-term effects on obsessive-compulsive disorder,” said Carrie Cuttler, the study’s lead author and associate professor of psychology at WSU.

“To me, the CBD results