CBD Oil Treatment for AnxietyFeb 27, 2021
Cannabidiol (CBD) Oil
Studies show that cannabidiol, or CBD, which is a nonpsychoactive compound in cannabis, and only one of many, has clinical value in treating some neuropsychiatric disorders, including epilepsy, anxiety, and schizophrenia.1 Evidence points toward a calming effect from CBD in the central nervous system. Unlike the compound THC, CBD promotes relaxation but does not alter consciousness or trigger a “high.”
You can consume CBD oil with a vape, by putting a few drops under your tongue, by adding it to foods or juices, or through topical application (combining it with a lotion or carrier oil). People are enjoying it at night before bed to relieve stress and pain and to help them sleep. If you are concerned about blood testing in your place of employment, be alert when you’re making your purchase. CBD does not usually contain THC; however, some CBD oil brands will contain 0.3 percent THC. This is said not to show up on a drug test and does not cause any psychoactive effects, but you must use your own due diligence.2
There have been studies that strongly support CBD oil as a treatment for generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.3
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1. S. Shannon, et al., “Cannabidiol in Anxiety and Sleep: A Large Case Series,” Permanente Journal, vol. 23 (January 7, 2019), pp. 18–41, doi: 10.7812/TPP/18-041.
2. Alan Carter, “Does CBD Show Up on a Drug Test?” April 24, 2019, Healthline, https://www.healthline.com/
3. E. M. Blessing, et al., “Cannabidiol as a Potential Treatment for Anxiety Disorders,” Neurotherapeutics, vol. 12, no. 4 (September 4. 2015), pp. 825–36, doi: 10.1007/s13311-015-0387-1.