Anxiety is experience of nervousness, worry, fear or tension on certain situations or events. Physical symptoms of anxiety are increased sweating or heartbeat. It is the usual response to stressful situation or stress. Excess anxiety for long period of time may lead to person having anxiety disorder.
Cannabis use to treat anxiety has become a major research topic in the medical and psychological field as a way of providing relief to patients.
Cannabis sativa plant leaves, flowers and seed oil are used for medicine and recreation purpose online dispensary. Cannabis use in recreational purpose can trigger some feelings and effects such as paranoia, relaxation, increased appetite, confusion, euphoria or elation and perceiving changes in taste, space, color, time or sound. Cannabis is consumed in different ways such as eating raw, consuming supplements or capsules, vaping or smoking, eating cooked in food such as cakes and drinking in tea.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is from cannabis sativa plant. It’s used to treat anxiety and several other conditions when in non-psychoactive compound form. The most common condition in mental health in U.S.is anxiety disorder which affects 31% of adults. It affects women more than men.
A study on cannabis use to treat anxiety in 2020 showed that people who received CBD medication for depression or anxiety had better ability to do daily work and reduce anxiety or depression and pain symptoms. Another 2020 review evaluated CBD treatment effects in adults with anxiety. 2 months later they found 79% improvement on anxiety symptoms. The study reviewed evident that use of CBD effective as treatment of social anxiety, general anxiety, and post-traumatic stress.
A survey in 2018 established that cannabis use reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression. It revealed 58%reduction of stress and anxiety. It reported bigger reduction on female than male after using cannabis medicine. In 2017 review on CBD showed it helps reduces anxiety disorders.
2015 review found clinical and preclinical evidence which confirmed CBD treat various anxiety disorders such as panic disorder (PD), social anxiety, general anxiety (GAD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress (PTSD). A review in 2015 found that cannabis reduces different anxiety disorders. These disorders are social anxiety, general anxiety, obsessive-compulsive and post-traumatic stress.
2011 study established CBD reduced anxiety rate in social anxiety disorder. Study in 2010 revealed cannabis decrease symptoms of anxiety in persons with social anxiety. Brain scans of people with this disorder were scanned and flow of blood to areas of the brain linked with anxiety feelings changed. These results suggest cannabis helps treat anxiety.
Cannabis use to treat anxiety by the use of CBD on a person with anxiety showed reduced behavioral symptoms. The patient’s physiological signs improved such as elevated heart rate. CBD helps to treat individuals with post-trauma stress and social anxiety.