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CBD Benefits for Mental Illness or Anxiety

A 2011 study in the Journal of Psychopharmacology has noted that Cannabidiol is extremely beneficial for patients suffering from specific forms of mental illness or even anxiety. It has exhibited neuroleptic effects similar to antipsychotic drugs in researches involving animals. This makes CBD a prime candidate for treatment of persons suffering from delusions, hallucinations and paranoia. In studies involving humans, psychosis was artificially induced in subjects and CBD was given. The results found that it prevented the psychosis in the participants without exhibiting notable adverse effects.

Another research found in Neuropsychopharmacology’s 2011 issue on individuals concluded that the participants who were housed in a stressful environment, had reduced anxiety when using CBD. This reflects that the drug is ideal for people who are suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), frequent panic attacks, social phobia, fear of public places and even post-traumatic stress disorders (PSTD).

CBD is especially beneficial for people who experience stress when confronting public speaking and are prone to forgetting and blanking out induced by uncomfortableness of the situation. This was proved in the study that had individuals subject to public speaking where some of them given CBD and others were given placebo a couple of hours prior to the test. The former individuals were less anxious, remembered the speech and were less panicked when waiting for their turn while the latter ones exhibited higher stress. This is a complete breakthrough in the world of medicine and cannabis.