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OCD And Cannabis Therapy: Recent Studies Show Progress January 19, 2021

OCD And Cannabis Therapy: Recent Studies Show Progress

Cannabis may be able to benefit those with OCD or related anxiety disorders by either promoting balance with the ECS or regulating the presence of serotonin.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that is distinguished by obsession, habits, and rituals, such as opening rituals required to open a door. These behaviors are often done to accomplish a "just right feeling". The disorder is commonly comorbid with other conditions such as Tourettes. OCD varies widely from person to person, and research on the condition is always developing.

Those with OCD are an estimated 2-3% of the population. About one-third of people with OCD don't experience benefits from traditional therapy or medicines according to a 2020 study published in Frontiers in Psychiatry. Due to this difficulty, deep brain stimulation surgery has been suggested as a treatment option.

The recent study found that, "There is increasing evidence that the...

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