Case Report: CBD Mitigates Anxiety, Depression, Substance Abuse in Adolescent Subject

Thursday, 20 February 2020

The subject consumed up to 600mgs of CBD daily for eight weeks. Researchers reported: "Upon treatment with CBD and cessation of the antidepressant medication, the patient improved regarding depressive as well as anxiety symptoms, including simple phobias and symptoms of paranoia and dissociation. Furthermore, the patient quit abusing illegal drugs including THC without showing withdrawal symptoms."The absence of illegal drug intake was assessed via daily clinical evaluation and confirmed using urine tests showing continuously negative results for a broad range of substances.Authors concluded: "This is the first report of CBD medication in a patient with multiple substance use disorder with a positive outcome. ... CBD was a safe and well-tolerated medicine for this patient."Full text of the study, "Cannabidiol treatment in an adolescent with multiple substance abuse, social anxiety and depression," appears in the journal Neuropsychiatrie.

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