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Cannabidiol and Anxiety

Anxiety and cannabidiol

Anxiety will effect everyone at some point. Cannabidiol is considered a useful natural alternative to treat it. Image Credit: By 271 EAK MOTO on shutterstock

Initial research performed in the 1980s hinted that CBD could have sedative and anti-anxiety properties. This lead to more focused research into the possible use of CBD as an anti-anxiety treatment. In the treatment of anxiety, it followed a bell-shaped dose-response curve. This means taking too much or too little, has a reduced, or no effect.

Here is the full scientific article if you wish to download it.

Points Made on A Study on Cannabis and Anxiety Treatments

Anxiety is becoming more common in recent years and many studies are beginning to look into the effects of CBD (cannabidiol) as a potential treatment for anxiety.

  • CBD has anti-anxiety functions. In multiple studies, CBD was able to reduce anxiety. The majority of studies used different methods for testing this. Each investigation’s method for creating anxiety being different. This means that with the causes of each study’s anxiety being different, it’s more reasonable to assume that CBD treats a wider spectrum of anxieties than standard treatments. Though this is not proven and is only speculation.
  • CBD may also help with insomnia. Insomnia is a common result of anxiety. CBD in some trials was found to help improve sleep. However, this was not a common finding and really needs more research. Some scientists think that because of the way CBD works, it may actually improve alertness.
  • CBD may work through the serotonin receptor. This is a little complicated. Generally, depression and anxiety are not well understood. Each case varies so much and the treatments that have an effect, or don’t have any effect, can be wildly different, too. Serotonin, however, is thought to be one of the factors involved in both conditions. A deficiency in serotonin being a common factor. If CBD were to work by mimicking serotonin, it would make the body act as if there were no lack of serotonin. Preventing any effects.
Jonathan Neilly
Jonathan Neilly
Jonathan Neilly is registered with the British Psychological Society, breaking the taboo on mental health issues is one of the driving forces in his life. His background in biomedicine gives him additional understanding of the factors that work together to influence the human condition.

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