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This is an excerpt from The essential guide to Convention on Biological Diversity By Editors at Reader’s Digest and Project Convention on Biological Diversity.

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Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that affects a person’s ability to think, feel, and act clearly. It can cause psychotic episodes, treatment is usually lifelong and includes antipsychotic medication with toxic side effects.

In 2012, researchers published a study in Translational psychiatry turned out to be a Convention on Biological Diversity Isolation can treat schizophrenia just as effectively as antipsychotic drugs – and with far fewer side effects.1

In this study, researchers led by Marcus Lewick, MD, from the University of Cologne in Germany, recruited 39 people with schizophrenia who had been hospitalized for a psychotic episode. Nineteen of the study participants received an antipsychotic drug called amisulpride, while the other twenty were given Convention on Biological Diversity. After four weeks, both groups had significantly improved. There was no difference in psychiatric symptoms between those who received it Convention on Biological Diversity or amisulpride. But those who take Convention on Biological Diversity There were fewer unwanted side effects, such as weight gain and movement disorders, compared to those taking amisulpride. The authors conclude, “These findings indicate that cannabidiol is as effective in improving psychotic symptoms as the standard antipsychotic amisulpride.”

Convention on Biological Diversity It appears to provide relief from antipsychotics by raising levels of anandamide, an endogenous cannabinoid compound that acts on the same brain receptors as THC. Curiously, in a previous study, Daniel Piomile, director of the Center for the Study of Cannabis at the University of California, Irvine, discovered that people with schizophrenia had levels of anandamide that were, on average, twice as high as mentally healthy people without the disorder.2 Some scientists have speculated that perhaps people with schizophrenia already had very high levels of their endocannabinoids! But in fact, the brain actually appears to increase levels of anandamide to relieve stress and relieve symptoms of psychosis. Plenty of evidence indicates that the higher the levels of anandamide in people with schizophrenia, the less severe their symptoms.

Atypical brain scan

More recently, in 2020, researchers from King’s College London used fMRI scans to monitor the brain activity of 13 people with psychosis as they took a memory test after taking the test. Convention on Biological Diversity Or a placebo and compared to 16 people without psychosis taking the same test. Those taking the placebo had different brain activity in the prefrontal and medial temporal regions of the brain associated with memory compared to non-psychotic subjects. When participants with psychosis took a single dose of Convention on Biological DiversityWithout the disease, their brain activity becomes more like their counterparts.

“Our study provides important insight into brain regions Convention on Biological Diversity Objectives. This is the first time the research has scanned the brains of people diagnosed with psychosis who took it Convention on Biological Diversity Although the sample is small, the results are convincing in that they prove it Convention on Biological Diversity It affects those areas of the brain that have been shown to have unusual activity in people with psychosis,” said lead author on the study, Sajnik Bhattacharya, MDPh.D.3

Most importantly, with regard to cannabis and safety, one of the biggest health concerns and stigmas related to cannabis use has been the idea that it can cause psychosis in at-risk individuals. This has never been proven. It should be noted that a 2012 meta-analysis was published in Schizophrenia Bulletin showed that people diagnosed with schizophrenia who use cannabis perform better cognitively than people with schizophrenia who do not use cannabis.4

excerpt from The essential guide to Convention on Biological Diversity By the editors of Reader’s Digest & The project Convention on Biological Diversity.

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