By: MDC HempWorx
Evan is 11 years old and is a straight A student. Evan’s mother has bipolar disorder (BPD). Her son Evan has started to show similar signs and symptoms. In his words, Evan explains that he would “freak out” at minor confrontations. He felt constantly aggravated and overpowered by his emotions. This would lead to inappropriate outbursts and prolonged anger after an argument with his parents. Evan would get so frustrated he would harm himself. Symptoms of bipolar disorder can be extremely serious if they are left untreated.
It is important to see your doctor or any sort of medical professional if you feel like you are showing signs of bipolar disorder. These symptoms are:
Evan’s mother decided to use cannabidiol (CBD) oil) as it is how she treats her own condition. CBD Oil has hit the media like a storm due to studies suggesting and clinically proven its medical properties. Studies have been carried out on the oil derived from the cannabis plant. They are showing promising results in treating the symptoms of bipolar disease in some. In others, only their depressive symptoms were treated with cannabis compounds, but their mania seemed to not improve. With all medications, though, they will work for some and not others.
CBD is a cannabinoid from the cannabis plant. It works on our endocannabinoid system (ECS). Just as cannabis has cannabinoids, so do we. Our cannabinoids are called endocannabinoids and they maintain bodily homeostasis. The ECS is charged with maintaining:
This is why CBD and medical cannabis can be used to treat a wide range of ailments. Unlike traditional treatments for bipolar, such as antipsychotics or antidepressants, CBD has little to no side effects.
The side effect lists of pharmaceutical medications intended to treat bipolar disorder are extensive. As CBD is non-psychoactive, it is less dangerous and less psychoactive than most bipolar medication. Often psychiatrists will not diagnose bipolar in youths because hormones make it hard to determine the cause of extreme mood swings. A child is also unlikely to understand the risks of taking an antipsychotic or antidepressant.
When he took the CBD, Evan stated that instead of feeling (in his words) “super mad” he just felt calm. At the time that the video was made he had been on CBD oil for about two months. He takes about 750 mg. He felt improvements in his mood immediately (the first day of taking CBD oil). The CBD oil makes it so after an argument he doesn’t stay up all night stewing in his anger and thoughts and is instead able to let it go.
Evan also struggled with anxiety and stress when it came to going to school in the mornings. CBD oil also helped him easily socialize. Evan said that some medicines taste good because they have a lot of sugar but CBD oil tastes good and doesn’t have a lot of sugar. He also praised CBD oil for not having scary, life-threatening negative side effects. The CBD oil Evan takes has no psychoactive effects so he is able to get the medicinal value that he is entitled to while staying focused on keeping his grades up in school.