Last updated on March 2020

Cannabidiol as an Adjunctive Treatment for Bipolar Depression

Brief description of study

Depressive symptoms are associated with significant psychosocial impairment. However, current treatments of bipolar depression are only partially effective.

Cannabidiol is a natural component of cannabis without psychotomimetic or addictive properties. Cannabidiol has been shown to produce therapeutic effects including anticonvulsive, anxiolytic, antipsychotic and neuroprotective effects. The investigators hypothesize that treatment with cannabidiol will result in improvement of depressive and anxiety symptoms, as well as, improvement in functioning and inflammatory biomarkers. During the clinical trial, subjects will receive study medication (cannabidiol 150-300mg/day) or placebo for a period of 12 weeks.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03310593

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