Dr Sagnik Bhattacharyya and Dr Latha Velayudhan at King's College London are testing whether CBD helps psychosis symptoms. They’re aiming to find out how safe the drug is, if it does have any side effects, the best way to administer the drug and the ideal dosage.
The project is currently at stage 1, which will establish the safety of CBD and how much people should be taking. Charles is one of seven people who have signed up to take part so far. The researchers need to recruit 24 people for this first stage.
Once the researchers know whether CBD improves psychosis symptoms, the treatment would progress to a phase 2 clinical trial, on a much larger scale.
Currently, there is no treatment for these symptoms that doesn’t have adverse effects.
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"Some people with Parkinson's have very distressing hallucinations and it can have a negative impact on their lives. It's not a cure but there are signs that CBD could help a lot of people with the effects of Parkinson's symptoms and the side effects of the drugs they are prescribed"
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