Depression - CBD (Cannabidiol) Health Benefits

Depression & CBD

New research shows CBD (Cannabidiol) acts a lot faster than antidepressants…

Depression affects nearly everyone at some time, feeling depressed can be a normal and healthy reaction to the knocks of life such as loss, financial struggles, injury and pain. However when feelings of sadness, helplessness, hopelessness and/or worthlessness continue for a long period of time and prevent you from living life normally you may have developed clinical depression.

Symptoms of clinical depression:

- A depressed mood during most of the day, particularly in the morning
- Fatigue or loss of energy almost every day
- Feelings of worthlessness or guilt almost every day
- Impaired concentration, indecisiveness
- Insomnia (an inability to sleep) or hypersomnia (excessive sleeping) almost every day
- Markedly diminished interest or pleasure in almost all activities nearly every day
- Recurring thoughts of death or suicide (not just fearing death)
- A sense of restlessness or being slowed down
- Significant weight loss or weight gain

CBD (Cannabidiol) can treat depression…

Similar to clinically used antidepressants, CBD (Cannabidiol) can also regulate anxiety and depressive symptoms but without the side effects. This is a major plus as most people who take antidepressants know the side effects such as loss of sex drive, weight gain and tiredness can be a cause for depression in themselves.

In a recent study conducted at Universidad de Cantabria, Raquel Linge and her team found that CBD (Cannabidiol) acted a lot faster than traditional antidepressants:

“Our results demonstrate that CBD exerts fast and maintained antidepressant-like effects as evidenced by the reversal of the OBX-induced hyperactivity and anhedonia…”

Clinical trials and further studies are all aimed at proving the beneficial antidepressant-effect of CBD. As a factor acting and zero side effect drug cannabidiol is looking like it may be produced as one of the leading antidepressants for depression sufferers to use in the future.

Landmark Australian Cannabidiol trial…

An interesting trial being lead by psychiatrist Patrick McGorry, (former Australian of the year), is being made for young people between the ages of 12 and 15 who suffer from anxiety and depression. Participants will receive two to four daily powder capsules of cannabidiol for 12 weeks and the impact on their condition will be monitored.

Watch video by a depression sufferer who has used CBD: