Family and Caregiver Schizophrenia Discussion Forum

Using CBD oil for psychosis


#1

When you have tried everything and all you get is newer and more meds which ultimately need to be replaced again. I’ll try to post a link to a research article here that I ran across.

https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/ae65/2eb2c6dbe204704ffcfab05ac34132a261a5.pdf. Hope you can open this link. It’s a research paper done in the Netherlands in 2013 complete with trials. Page 6 charts results of using CBD oil on several groups of individuals at different doses. Our son has been in the system for 25 years and we are basically back where we started. Until he tried the CBD oil. Things changed within the first 48 hours. At day 5 he NO LONGER HEARS THE VOICES. He continues using the oil with his meds and we are hopeful he will be able to reduce the meds.

If anyone wants more details we would be glad to share our experiences to date. The link above has a lot of very useful information.


#2

What form does the oil come in and what does it taste like?
Patients who refuse taking medication, but are using marijuana, might agree to take this oil.


#3

You can get CBD oil at most head shops in the states now - it’s legal to buy because it’s made from hemp & has no THC. If you live in the states, you’d have to be some place like Colorado to get the more potent oils made from specially bred marijuana that has a lot of CBD and practically no THC.

I think the problem is that it’s not regulated, so you have to trust that you’re getting a high enough percentage of CBD in the oil.

My husband has bought the gummy candy with the CBD oil in it - he said it helped some with his back pain.

CBD is also the substance in marijuana that can kill cancer cells in a lab setting - it’s what gives marijuana most of its medical properties. It can also temper the high you get from THC so that the effects are more calm & physical. There’s a lot of research on it, and I think it shows promise - the problem is getting your hands on the right thing if you don’t live in the right place.


#4

My son tried it and the first day was amazing but then it didn’t seem to work as well. If you lived in a legal state and could find a reputable resource, I would think it might help with the anxiety.