In recent years, medical cannabis has been slowly emerging from the shadows and is increasingly seen as a legitimate treatment for a large number of ailments. There is growing evidence to suggest its potential in the management of several conditions from epilepsy to anxiety; but what about obsessive-compulsive disorder?
What is obsessive-compulsive disorder?
Obsessive-compulsive disorder – widely known by its abbreviation ‘OCD’ – is a chronic psychiatric disorder characterised by symptoms including compulsions and intrusive thoughts. Many people with OCD experience compulsive urges; for example, these may manifest as a frequent need to clean, check locks, or wash their hands. It is also common for people living with OCD to experience heightened anxiety and persistent fears (e.g., of things going wrong).