Brain scans show how cannabis extract may help people with psychosis

Brain scans show how cannabis extract may help people with psychosis

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By: Ian Sample Science editor | Brain scans show how cannabis extract may help people with psychosis | Neuroscience | The Guardian

Cannabidiol reduces the brain activity linked to hallucinations, delusions and other forms of psychosis, research has found

Brain scans have revealed for the first time how a substance found in cannabis plants may help people with psychotic disorders by dampening down abnormal brain activity that arises in the patients.

A single dose of cannabidiol, an non-intoxicating extract of the plant, reduced unusual patterns of neural behaviour linked to hallucinations, delusions, and other symptoms of psychosis, researchers found.

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