Best cbd oil for anxiety and depression reddit

Is CBD oil effective at treating anxiety/depression?

I noticed CBD oil is available without prescription. The pamphlet has a disclaimer saying they can only call it a food supplement and not a medicine for treating/curing ailments. This suggests that they have no evidence of their claims and it is unregulated because it is harmless. It seems like it might be another homeopathy type “cure”. I know that there is cannibas oils that are effective but it seems to me that some of them might not be. Can anyone please clarify if CBD is legit or if only the controlled versions are effective?

Neuroscience PhD here.

It might be useful for anxiety, but the evidence is nowhere near as clear as people are making it out to be in this thread. More importantly, the side effects and long term effects of chronic is are completely un-studied.

If anxiety is inhibiting your ability to live the way you would like, please see a doctor. I promise that the century of research on the treatment of anxiety will serve you better than trying CBD oil.

Pharmacologist here and that’s a hard promise to make. It’s nearly 2020 and we’re still not really any better at treating anxiety pharmacologically than since fluoxetine hit the market. Yes antidepressants and anxiolytics work, but inconsistently, not as well as we would hope for overall and sometimes with horrible side effects. (of course the really good ones tend to just stop working)

Cannabis has been around for centuries. If it had severe long term consequences, we would know by now. Some of the consequences we do know have been shown to be specifically mitigated by CBD (tendencies towards increased anxiety and psychosis) or not caused by it (impaired memory). No there have not been phase 3 RCTs yet, yes there is a lack of postmarketing data, but it’s not unreasonable for someone to try CBD for anxiety before going down the prescription road or even alongside it.

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This is an opinion I seem to take a bit of issue with, there are studies happening frequently. Sure a lot are company funded, but there has been a big push. Especially in Canada, I remember this company claimed it had cbd oil for anxiety and subsequently began donating bottles to McMaster University to study the effects of CBD on anxiety and major depression.

To say they are COMPLETELY un-studied would be an overstatement, and I will link studies that have already taken place below.

With some upcoming ones here:

I want to be extremely clear here – I do not know, nor do I entirely believe it would help. But it is unfair to completely deny any empirical research has taken place.

In the past six years or so, CBD has made headlines around the world as a potential treatment for anxiety disorders, ranging from mild to severe. Studies suggest that CBD counteracts many of THC’s adverse effects. Numerous animal studies and human studies indicate that CBD hemp oil has powerful anti-anxiety properties. CBD oil is safe, non-toxic and may be beneficial to treat a number of anxiety-related disorders, including:

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Mild to moderate depression

Even the National Institute on Drug Abuse – no fan of cannabis – says that CBD has been shown to reduce stress and alleviate depression. Study subjects were observed as having lower behavioral signs of anxiety. Their physiological symptoms of anxiety, like increased heart rate, also improved.

It is not a homeopathy type cure because there is actual science to support it’s use, although there has not been a lot of research into the area until fairly recently. A systematic review (including studies up to 2015) found that:

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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. [. ] 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.

There are a couple of things that you should look into / be aware of:

As you mentioned, it’s not regulated, which means (much like “nutraceuticals”) that you don’t necessarily know what you’re getting (dosage / concentration, what it was derived from, etc.).

Best CBD for anxiety & depression

A pal has developed some serious anxiety/depression over the past two months, and is going thru perimenopause.

I want to help her take the edge off.

Is there a certain/reputable type of CBD that will help?

As you can imagine this question has been asked and answered countless times before, so I’d recommend browsing the sub a bit or checking the links in the vetted list. You’ll first need to determine whether full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, or isolate would be best for her, then you’ll need to determine the dosage method (tincture, edible, vape, etc.) before deciding on a specific product.

Yes, this has been addressed numerous times throughout the CBD thread. However, for anxiety/depression, you need more than just CBD. It’s more about getting a full entourage effect not only from cannabinoids, but including receptor terpenes, herbs, botanicals and nutrients as well as a very effective delivery system. Most people dealing with this issue (very close to my family) do not get enough of all this working together to see results. Try CBD sublingual aerosols (5x more absorptive) and go for the ones specifically designed to address this issue head on, so to speak. 8->

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