Does CBD calm intrusive thoughts from OCD? - Cannabotech

Does CBD calm intrusive thoughts from OCD?

Asked 3 years ago

It appears that there's a bunch of mixed opinions on how effective using CBD oil for mental issues can be, especially OCD. I fail to see how CBD can calm intrusive OCD thoughts, so I thought I'd come ask the CBD community what their opinions on the matter are. Would I have any luck using CBD oil for OCD thoughts?

Joel Taylor

Joel Taylor

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

The amount of research on this topic is incredibly limited. Currently, there isn't much known about the efficacy of using CBD to calm intrusive thoughts from OCD. Though a handful of studies have suggested that CBD oil can be used for anxiety and OCD, there simply isn't enough evidence to have anything firmer than an anecdotal conclusion.

On the contrary, the same isn't true for marijuana and OCD (the difference being the THC content of raw marijuana). THC has been linked to an increase in mental issues in a number of studies, and so it is suggested that if you intend on using CBD oil for OCD thoughts (assuming you have gotten the go-ahead from a doctor), stay away from full-spectrum products as these will contain trace amounts of THC. Instead, opt for broad-spectrum or isolates.

Roscoe Ramirez

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

There is a very limited amount of research on this topic. Some persons claim their symptoms were eased after taking CBD. You can give it a try as CBD is not generally harmful, make sure you start with a low dose and monitor changes after a while. If you are currently taking any other medication, talk to a doctor first to avoid interactions.

Petal Mashraki

Sunday, February 27, 2022

An OCD clinical study showed a reduction of intrusive thoughts when taking CBD, but the evidence is not conclusive. It depends on many factors - the type of CBD, your physical condition, dosage, and more. Talk to your doctor, especially if you are currently on prescription medication as there can be negative interaction.

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