CBDs.News / By Vicki Batts / 08/20/2019
CBD is proving to be an effective, natural treatment for depression.
CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of many cannabinoid compounds found in the cannabis plant. CBD is one of the most researched cannabinoid compounds, along with THC (or, tetrahydrocannabinol). While THC does have medicinal value, it is primarily known for its psychoactive effects. Conversely, CBD is not psychoactive and is famous for its myriad of health benefits and medicinal uses. Research has shown that CBD can be used to treat a variety of diseases and conditions, ranging from seizure disorders to depression.
Depression affects an estimated seven percent of the U.S. population. Another 18 percent of the population suffers with anxiety. In 2014, one out of every eight Americans aged 12 and older was on a prescription antidepressant. Many experts have questioned the mental health industry’s standard line of prescription drug treatment: In addition to the litany of adverse side effects that often come with antidepressants and other psych drugs, these drugs are often incomplete or ineffective. Dr. Frederic Neuman states that most patients need at least two medications to manage their depression, if not three. Clearly, psychiatric medications are not the answer — and a growing body of research shows that CBD could be a more effective, less harmful solution. Read Full Article