Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective, and Psychotic Presentations
Psychosis represents a complete detachment from the world of reality. It’s when individuals begin displaying erratic behavior and can no longer distinguish between what’s real and what’s not. Symptoms include delusions, hallucinations, incoherent speech, inappropriate behavior, anxiety, depression, social withdrawal, lack of motivation, or difficult overall functioning. Studies have shown that changes occur in the physical structure of the brain. Additionally, irregularities in the dopamine and serotonin neurotransmitters are highly influential in developing symptoms.
CBD oil can potentially help with the cognitive symptoms of psychotic disorders, such as improvement in learning, attention, and memory. As well, essential oils such as rosemary or frankincense can also aid in attention and memory, while oils such as sage, lavender, and chamomile can target depression and anxiety.
The ideal CBD dose for you usually depends primarily on your body weight, but it can also be influenced by other factors, such as your personal body chemistry, your age, and any other health conditions you have. Start with a low dose. Assess how you feel after 1 week of use. If required, adjust dosage weekly until you find your “sweet spot.”
The use of CBD works to potentially limit the amount of dopamine that is blocked as a result of pharmaceutical drug treatment. CBD can at least alleviate onset symptoms and reduce the frequency of intermittent psychotic episodes.