Recent Research on Anxiety/Depression and Cannabidiol (CBD)
- Cannabidiol As An Anxiolytic Drug
Studies using animal models of anxiety and involving healthy volunteers clearly suggest an anxiolytic-like effect of CBD. Moreover, CBD was shown to reduce anxiety in patients with social anxiety disorder.
- Antidepressant-Like Effects of Cannabidiol in Mice
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychotomimetic compound that induces anxiolytic– and antipsychotic-like effects in animal models. CBD induces antidepressant-like effects comparable to those of imipramine. These effects of CBD were probably mediated by activation of 5-HT1A receptors.
Information on Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety is a feeling people can universally relate to. Everyone has felt anxious at one point in their life. Some people may deal with anxiety and stress more effectively or recover from stressful events quicker than others. It is, however, important to know your limits when it comes to stress to avoid more serious health effects. There are several types of anxiety disorders including panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, specific phobias, and generalized anxiety disorder.
Many people often feel anxious, or nervous, when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or making an important decision. Anxiety disorders, however, are different. They can cause such distress that it interferes with a person’s ability to lead a normal life.
An anxiety disorder can be a serious mental illness. For people with anxiety disorders, worry and fear are constant and overwhelming, and can be crippling.
⇒ Symptoms and Types
⇒ Support Groups
Information on Depression
Depression is another mood disorder that may cause a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also known as major depression, major depressive disorder, or clinical depression, it can impact how you think, feel, and behave. It can also lead to a number of emotional and physical problems. You may have trouble functioning in your normal day-to-day activities, and depression may make you feel as if life isn’t worth living.
Depression isn’t simply something you can snap out of. It is more than just a bout of the blues. Depression may require long-term treatment and support. Fortunately, this isn’t something to be discouraged about. Most people with depression feel better with medication, psychological counseling, or both. Alternative treatments have also been sought out and natural remedies such as CBD have shown to help with general mood enhancement.
⇒ Symptoms and Types
⇒ Depression Help Guide