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CBD & Anxiety

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a type of cannabinoid. It is a chemical found in cannabis (marijuana and hemp) plants. Prior research is promising regarding the ability of CBD oil to help relieve anxiety.

Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), another type of cannabinoid, CBD doesn’t cause any feelings of intoxication or the “high” you may associate with cannabis.

The human body has many receptors. Receptors are protein-based chemical structures attached to cells. They receive signals from different stimuli.

CBD is thought to interact with CB1 and CB2 receptors. These receptors are found in the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system, respectively.

The exact way CBD affects CB1 receptors in the brain isn’t certain. Yet, it is thought to alter serotonin signals.

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter. It plays an important role in your mental health. We associate low serotonin levels with people who have depression. Sometimes, not having enough serotonin may also cause anxiety.

The conventional treatment for low serotonin is sertraline (Zoloft) or fluoxetine (Prozac). Available by prescription.

Some people with anxiety may manage their condition with CBD instead of conventional treatment. However, talk to your doctor before changing your treatment plan.

Several studies point to the potential benefits of CBD for anxiety.

For generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) says that CBD has been shown to reduce stress in animals such as rats.

They observed study subjects as having lower behavioral signs of anxiety. Physiological symptoms of anxiety, such as increased heart rate, also improved.

More research is warranted, on humans and generalized anxiety disorder.

CBD may also benefit people with other forms of anxiety, such as social anxiety disorder (SAD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It eases anxiety-induced insomnia as well.

In 2011, a study researched CBD’s effects on people with SAD. They gave participants an oral dose of 400 milligrams (mg) of CBD or a placebo. Those who received CBD experienced overall reduced anxiety levels.

Many studies have shown that CBD can help with PTSD symptoms, such as having nightmares and replaying negative memories. These studies have looked at CBD as both a standalone PTSD treatment and a supplement to traditional treatments like medication and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT).

They have also studied CBD in other neurological disorders.

A 2017 literature review on CBD and psychiatric disorders concluded that there isn’t enough evidence to recommend CBD as an effective treatment for depression.

The authors found some evidence to suggest that CBD could help with anxiety disorders. However, these studies were uncontrolled. This means that the study didn’t have a separate group (or “control”) that might have received a different treatment — or no treatment at all.

Based on their review, they need more human tests to better understand how CBD works, what the ideal dosages should be, and if there are potential side effects or hazards.

A 2016 study found CBD can have antipsychotic effects in people with schizophrenia. CBD doesn’t cause the significant debilitating side effects associated with some antipsychotic drugs.

If you’re interested in trying CBD oil for your anxiety, talk to your doctor. They can help you figure out a starting dosage that’s right for you.

 

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