CBD Can Mitigate Anxiety in Fragile X Patients

#CBD reduces anxiety levels not just in neurotypical users, but also with patients suffering from #FragileX

Individuals suffering from the neurodevelopmental disorder Fragile X Syndrome experience many symptoms mimicking those of autism, including increased anxiety. To investigate the effects of cannabidiol (CBD) on Fragile X symptom mitigation, a mouse model possessing the DNA mutations which give rise to Fragile X was treated with CBD. CBD treatment was shown to reduce anxiety in both affected and non-affected mice while preserving locomotive, social, and cognitive performance. Future studies exploring CBD as treatment for Fragile X may reveal other benefits.

Benjamin Caplan, MDCBD Can Mitigate Anxiety in Fragile X Patients