What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?
Patients who are diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder experience excessive thoughts that lead to repetitive behaviors. Even though most obsessive-compulsive disorder patients know that their tendencies do not make sense, they still have trouble resisting the urge to repeatedly complete a specific task.
How can marijuana help?
Marijuana can help OCD patients relax and “zone out,” which is important for someone trying to ignore their obsessive-compulsive tendencies. Mentally stimulating strains are not typically recommended for OCD patients, as they can cause patients’ minds to race and symptoms to worsen. In fact, a strain that leaves patients feeling “cloudy” or “in a fog” is recommended. More research is needed on the matter, but one study published in 2011 confirms the fact that CBD has a direct effect in reducing OCD behavior, and that it should be considered as a viable option for treatment.