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Cannabis may be effective in reducing behavioral symptoms associated with dementia

 

Last updated 6/6/2021 at 10:53pm

A series of patients suffering from frontotemporal dementia* may show reduced anxiety and improved mood following treatment with Cannabis. These patients were prescribed Cannabis for comorbidities (anxiety, insomnia and pain).

A 69-year-old patient showed improved mood and reduced impulsivity with Cannabis. Others exhibited reduced irritability and anxiety with a CBD treatment and improved sleep with THC.

To read more, go to Cannabinoids in the management of frontotemporal dementia: a case series

*Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is characterized by progressive deterioration in behaviors, executive function and/or language.

 
 

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