Science is finding a range of positive effects of cannabidiol (CBD). It is not only believed to treat physical illness but is also proven to help a variety of psychiatric disorders, even depression. CBD gives a very similar effect to clinical antidepressant drugs in the transmitters in the body and the brain. CBD helps the brain to respond to stress by calming it down.
This is to say that the way the brain responds to experience is altered. It is proven by the studies that CBD protects a wide range of neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders including antipsychotic, neuroprotective, anxiolytic, and antidepressant effects. Hence, CBD shows evidence of preserving a large variety of possible therapeutic actions.
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The study puts forward that administration of CBD in rats in pre-clinical and clinical trials generated a quick effect similar to that produced by an antidepressant. On the other hand, it is assumed that mood disorders, depression and the different majority of the psychiatric disorders are brought about because of genetic predisposition and because of environmental factors too that include exposure to stress. The key gene replicated in the DNA responsible for controlling the stress system is altered during high levels of stress.
The finding increased the possibility that effects of CBD similar to the effects of antidepressant involve epigenetic mechanism, such as DNA methylation because stress is believed to boost DNA methylation. This implies that the ill symptoms generated by the genetic stress system are removed with the help of CBD.
Although the effects of CBD on the neural system are yet looked upon, CBD is found to have a safe record. It is believed to be of use in treating neuropsychiatric disorders such as depression.