Epilepsy, Seizure Disorders, Cannabidiol: pharmacology and potential therapeutic role in epilepsy & neuropsychiatric disorders
Dr. Michael Duplessie, FRCS Ophth (Glasgow), M.B., B.Ch., L.R.C.P. & S.I., B.A.O., B.A.
Cannabidiol: pharmacology and potential therapeutic role in epilepsy and other neuropsychiatric disorders
The research in this area is incomplete. Additional work needs to done to expand the scientific evidence surrounding the therapeutic benefits of cannabidiol (CBD) in relation to epilepsy and other neuropsychiatric disorders:
With a focus on the physiology, mechanisms of action, pharmacology, and data from animal models and human subjects, I encourage you to read the article linked to explore the anticonvulsant effects of CBD and its potential neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory properties.
While cannabis has been used to treat disease for centuries, the psychoactive effects of Δ(9) -Tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ(9) -THC) limit its tolerability. CBD, on the other hand, shows promise as a well-tolerated treatment option, particularly for patients with Dravet and Lennox-Gastaut syndromes.
However, there is a need for more well-powered double-blind randomized, controlled studies to fully explore the efficacy of pure CBD for any disorder. With ongoing research into the therapeutic potential of CBD, there is hope for improved treatment options for those with epilepsy and other neuropsychiatric disorders.
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Throughout my career, I have been dedicated to breaking conventions and helping those in need. My passion for medicine began during my time working in refugee camps in Thailand, and since then, I have made it my mission to provide care and support to those who need it most.
As a pioneer in the field of ophthalmology, I have made numerous contributions and innovations in the field of corneal transplantation and laser surgery. I am comfortable challenging conventions.
I have seen firsthand the positive impact medical marijuana can have on patients struggling with pain and anxiety.
My experiences have shown me that medical marijuana can offer significant benefits with minimal side effects, providing patients with an alternative to traditional pharmaceutical medications. Despite its potential, the government’s stance on marijuana is outdated and in need of revision.
Through my observations, I have seen prescription rates for pain, stress, insomnia, anxiety to name just a few, drastically decrease among patients who have obtained a medical marijuana card, and I believe that this is a testament to its effectiveness.