Marijuana Treats Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is marked by an insurmountable preoccupation with fixed ideas, no matter how preposterous, that withstand the patient's best efforts to submerge them through the application of logic. Cannabis, as no other substance yet discovered, allows a person to forget, and to laugh, even at one's own obsessions and compulsions.
A 38-year-old woman with recurrent major depression and OCD did not respond to standard medications. While undergoing treatment with medical marijuana, the patient’s OCD symptoms decreased significantly within 10 days.
A 36-year-old man with schizophrenia and OCD was not helped by standard medications. After the addition of medical marijuana to ongoing treatment with clomipramine and clozapine, a significant reduction of OCD symptoms was observed within 2 weeks.