Cannabis extract helps reset brain function in psychosis

Research from King’s College London has found that a single dose of the cannabis extract cannabidiol can help reduce brain function abnormalities seen in people with psychosis. The researchers studied a group of 33 young people who had not yet been diagnosed with psychosis but who were experiencing distressing psychotic symptoms, along with 19 healthy controls. ### NOTES TO EDITORS About King’s College London and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience King’s College London is one of the top 25 universities in the world (2017/18 QS World University Rankings) and among the oldest in England. The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London is the premier centre for mental health and related neurosciences research in Europe. Established by the Department of Health and Social Care, the NIHR: funds high quality research to improve health trains and supports health researchers provides world-class research facilities works with the life sciences industry and charities to benefit all involves patients and the public at every step For further information, visit the NIHR website’

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