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Oral THC Improves Symptoms Of Schizophrenia, Study Says
06-26-2009, 09:18 PM,
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Oral THC Improves Symptoms Of Schizophrenia, Study Says
Quote:Oral THC Improves Symptoms Of Schizophrenia, Study Says

Orangeburg, NY: Daily administration of oral synthetic THC significantly improves symptoms of schizophrenia, according to the findings of an open-label case series published this month in the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology.

Investigators at the Rockland Psychiatric Center in Orangeburg, New York, and the New York University School of Medicine, administered 2.5 to 5 mg doses of oral THC (dronabinol) for a period of eight weeks to six patients diagnosed with chronic, refractory schizophrenia. All of the patients enrolled in the study had reported previously using cannabis to mitigate their condition.

"Four of the 6 patients improved to a clinically significant extent (after taking dronabinol)," researchers reported. "Three of the six patients had a robust response, with modest to marked reductions in core psychotic symptoms. Patients 1 and 2 showed improvement within several weeks of beginning the medication, whereas patient 3 required 8 weeks to reach significant improvement. In addition, robust improvement in overall functioning was also observed, with patients 1 to 3 changing from being gravely ill to being functioning individuals able to be discharged. Patient 4 had more limited improvement in that he was calmer, cooperative, and less aggressive but had persistence of his core psychosis. Nevertheless, his overall functioning was significantly improved. ... There were no clinically adverse effects."

Investigators concluded, "These results ... open a possible new role for cannabinoids in the treatment of schizophrenia."

Previous studies assessing the use of marijuana in patients with schizophrenia have produced mixed results. A 2007 German study reported improved cognition in patients who used cannabis, and a 2008 Australian study found that patients diagnosed with schizophrenia report experiencing subjective relief from pot. Critics of medical cannabis use have argued that heavy marijuana use may exacerbate psychosis in patients with mental illness. However, the largest trial ever conducted comparing cannabis using and non-using schizophrenic patients reported no statistically significant "differences in syptomatology between schizophrenic patients who were or were not cannabis users" after controlling for patients' age, sex, and ethnicity.

For more information, please contact Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director, at: paul@norml.org. Full text of the study, "Synthetic Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (dronabinol) can improve symptoms of schizophrenia," appears in the June issue of the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology.
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06-27-2009, 02:34 AM,
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Oral THC Improves Symptoms Of Schizophrenia, Study Says
very cool, so maybe it's not just the CBD's :D
The very fact 'pot' is illegal makes it clear there is an illuminato. haha

Didn't stop those Scythians from burning bonfires of it to get high though,

sorry kinda off topic B)
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06-27-2009, 06:22 AM,
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Oral THC Improves Symptoms Of Schizophrenia, Study Says
Marinols arent that bad. My boy just gave me some the other day. Still not as good the real deal tho, but if it helps with medical issues then that should still count for some credibility as to the benefits of the actual plant.
"Listen to everyone, read everything, believe nothing unless you can prove it in your own research"
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07-02-2009, 10:31 PM,
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Oral THC Improves Symptoms Of Schizophrenia, Study Says
A related article:

Quote:Increased Marijuana Use Not Associated With Rise In Incidences Of Schizophrenia, Study Says

Staffordshire, United Kingdom:
Increased cannabis use by the public has not been followed by a proportional rise in diagnoses of schizophrenia or psychosis, according to the findings of a forthcoming study to be published in the journal Schizophrenia Research.

Investigators at the Keele University Medical School in Britain compared trends in marijuana use and incidences of schizophrenia in the United Kingdom from 1996 to 2005. Researchers reported that the "incidence and prevalence of schizophrenia and psychoses were either stable or declining" during this period, even the use of cannabis among the general population was rising.

"[T]he expected rise in diagnoses of schizophrenia and psychoses did not occur over a 10 year period," authors concluded. "This study does not therefore support the specific causal link between cannabis use and incidence of psychotic disorders. ... This concurs with other reports indicating that increases in population cannabis use have not been followed by increases in psychotic incidence."

The results of a separate clinical trial published earlier this month reported that the recreational use of cannabis does not stimulate the production of dopamine in a manner that is consistent with the development of schizophrenia.

Last year, British lawmakers reclassified cannabis possession from a verbal warning to a criminal offense punishable by up to five years in jail. Lawmakers called for the increased penalties in large part as a response to allegations that marijuana use was linked to rising incidences of mental illness.

For more information, please contact Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director, at: paul@norml.org. For additional information on cannabis use and mental illness, please see the NORML white paper, "Cannabis, Mental Health, and Context," available online at: http://norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=6798. Full text of the study, "Assessing the impact of cannabis use trends in diagnosed schizophrenia in the United Kingdom from 1996 to 2005," will appear in Schizophrenia Research.
“Today’s scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after
equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality. ” -Nikola Tesla

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace." -Jimi Hendrix
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07-02-2009, 10:46 PM,
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Oral THC Improves Symptoms Of Schizophrenia, Study Says
And their other reason for reclassifying it back to a class B illegal 'drug' was...

:huh:



haha it's a trick question!! There was no other reason than the one this report completely disproves!!

We'd rather they were chipped than stoned - your UK Govt. 'working at you'
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07-02-2009, 11:27 PM,
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Oral THC Improves Symptoms Of Schizophrenia, Study Says
I think the clue lies here:
Quote:Lawmakers called for the increased penalties in large part as a response to allegations that marijuana use was linked to rising incidences of mental illness.

The problem is that since they operate under Orwellian speech, their definition of "mental illness" is the exact opposite which is mental health. This means that with an increase in the use of pot, there is an increase in the questioning of reality, your mind and the world around. More and deep questions is the last thing that lawmakers want to have on the rise. So, of course they say that pot makes you "mentally ill" and therefore we can outlaw it and increase penalties to keep the population "healthy" (ill) and "free" (controlled).
“Today’s scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after
equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality. ” -Nikola Tesla

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace." -Jimi Hendrix
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07-02-2009, 11:35 PM,
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Oral THC Improves Symptoms Of Schizophrenia, Study Says
wisdom delivered with zen like aplomb Herr skanking
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07-02-2009, 11:59 PM,
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Oral THC Improves Symptoms Of Schizophrenia, Study Says
Quote:I think the clue lies here:
Quote:Lawmakers called for the increased penalties in large part as a response to allegations that marijuana use was linked to rising incidences of mental illness.

The problem is that since they operate under Orwellian speech, their definition of "mental illness" is the exact opposite which is mental health. This means that with an increase in the use of pot, there is an increase in the questioning of reality, your mind and the world around. More and deep questions is the last thing that lawmakers want to have on the rise. So, of course they say that pot makes you "mentally ill" and therefore we can outlaw it and increase penalties to keep the population "healthy" (ill) and "free" (controlled).
on the button. mental health is about conforming: "society is healthy, you're the sick one" - god help you if you question the sanity of society
Vitam Impendere Vero
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