CAN CBD TREAT ANXIETY DISORDERS?
Neurotherapeutic evidence conclusively demonstrates CBD’s efficacy in reducing anxiety behaviors relevant to multiple disorders including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder (PD), obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), and social anxiety disorder (SAD).
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S. which are also highly treatable yet only 30% ever seek treatment. Medical treatments today come with a lit of unwanted side effects.
By boosting our body’s serotonin receptors and increasing its communication, CBD provides great option for treating all anxieties. CBD also works in a much faster manner than current medical antidepressant therapies, solving some of its medical limitations.
CBD also has an impact on hippocampal neurogenesis. The hippocampus many brain functions including memory and cognition. Our brains are referred to as ‘plastic’ meaning that the shape can change due to growth of new neurons. Evidence suggests that severely impaired neuronal plasticity may influence suicidal behavior. CBD helps to regenerate neurons.
The American Journal of Managed Care described the total U.S. annual cost of anxiety disorders has been estimated to be between $42.3 billion and $46.6 billion, of which more than 75% can be attributed to morbidity, mortality, lost productivity, and other indirect costs. social and financial costs of anxiety disorders in the U.S. CBD has the potential to play a significant role in these social and financial costs.
CBD preclinical findings also suggest a lack of anxiogenic (cause anxiety) effects, minimal sedative effects, and an excellent safety profile.
The anxiety-reducing effect of CBD may follow a bell-shaped dose-response curve. Depending on the dosage-anxiety levels changed. CBD reduces anxiety due to its effects on activity in limbic and paralimbic brain areas increased cerebral blood flow.
Before you use a product that contains CBD, talk to your health care provider to avoid any interactions with current medicines. In order to more fully understand CBD and all of its beneficial applications more research is encouraged and needed in larger controlled populations for longer periods of time.
CBD as a treatment for PTSD, GAD, PD, OCD, and SAD