Cannabidiol vs. Anxiety

According to a comprehensive paper published in the journal Neurotherapeutics, existing preclinical evidence strongly supports the use of cannabidiol as an anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) aid, and further studies are encouraged and recommended.

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(Abstract)

Cannabidiol (CBD), a Cannabis sativa constituent, is a pharmacologically broad-spectrum drug that in recent years has drawn increasing interest as a treatment for a range of neuropsychiatric disorders. The purpose of the current review is to determine CBD’s potential as a treatment for anxiety-related disorders, by assessing evidence from preclinical, human experimental, clinical, and epidemiological studies. We found that existing preclinical evidence strongly supports CBD as a treatment for generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive–compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder when administered acutely; however, few studies have investigated chronic CBD dosing. Likewise, evidence from human studies supports an anxiolytic role of CBD, but is currently limited to acute dosing, also with few studies in clinical populations. Overall, current evidence indicates CBD has considerable potential as a treatment for multiple anxiety disorders, with need for further study of chronic and therapeutic effects in relevant clinical populations.

Read the full article here:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4604171/

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  1. This kind of drug is still not yet widely accepted, which makes me sad knowing there are actually lots of researches backing it up its benefits, and its great that its been tested against anxiety-related disorders, knowing the rise of mental health problems worldwide. It’s also interesting to site, that I have friend who went through chemotherapy who used medically prescribed marijuana and it really helped him (it was really prescribed by his doctors). I hope people be more open-minded to the beauty of this drug.

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