Cannabidiol seen to provide overall improvement for severe epilepsy patients

By: Dr. Victor Marchione | Brain Function | Friday, April 21, 2017 – 05:00 AM

Seizures are often dramatized on television and in movies—they depict a person collapsing to the ground while they convulse (shake), contracting every muscle in their body. While this can be the case, not all seizures look like this, as some can take on a more subdued presentation. But seizures, in general, are the symptom of a brain problem, happening suddenly due to abnormal electrical brain activity. Treatment usually includes the implementation of powerful sedative drugs with variable levels of effectiveness, however, researchers have found that the use of cannabidiol—a chemical component of cannabis—can significantly reduce seizure activity.

One seizure condition is called epilepsy,

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