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CBD News — depression

Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome: Could CBD be the Silver Bullet?

Posted by Chris Howard on

CBD presents an astounding array of potential benefits to those in recovery from addiction: alleviating symptoms associated with post-acute withdrawals, managing triggers, and helping individuals cease behaviors that predict relapse. Many people already use CBD to manage pain, stress, and a variety of physical and psychological disorders. If you are in recovery from addiction, and in light of all the evidence supporting the use of CBD to assist in the recovery process, why wouldn’t you add CBD to your toolkit?

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Neurogenesis: How Cannabinoids May Affect the Brain's Ability to Grow New Neurons and Why It Matters

Posted by Chris Howard on

There appears to be a growing body of evidence that cannabinoids, including CBD, exert a direct influence on our ability to grow new neurons in the area of our brains involved in memory, learning, and emotions (and possibly even morality). These findings have important implications in the treatment of Alzheimer's and other conditions, and this area of research will doubtlessly expand in coming years.

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How Might CBD Impact Depression?

Posted by Seth B on

We've all felt the “daily blues” at one time or another, but for some people, the feelings of sadness and an inability to enjoy themselves become so intense and so pervasive that they interfere with people's abilities to live a normal life. This issue is known as depression, and it is one of the most prominent mental health issues in the United States today. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 7% of American teens and adults are experiencing depression at any given point in time. Having one episode of depression can also make people more...

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How Might Cannabidiol Impact Schizophrenia?

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Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound that has shown possible benefits in studies on a variety of animal models of mental health, including anxiety, bipolar disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Researchers have likewise also begun to examine CBD's potential utility with schizophrenia. Recently, we discussed a CBD clinical trial for schizophrenic individuals being conducted by a pharmaceutical firm, which could go a long way toward advancing our knowledge about CBD. In this post we will provide some more details on the science behind CBD and schizophrenia. Furthermore, recent medical studies on the endocannabinoid system (ECS) which has been shown as a potential therapeutic target...

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Is Cannabidiol an Option for People with OCD?

Posted by Seth B on

Most people, at one time or another, have decided that they needed to hit the lock button on their car key a second time, or have double-checked to make sure they locked the front door before leaving their home. Sometimes, though, certain behaviors can become compulsions that people feel they have to perform, sometimes even in order to prevent a catastrophe from happening to them or their loved ones. When a person can't control their disturbing thoughts or stop these behaviors, they may have a mental health condition known as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).   According to the International OCD Foundation,...

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