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According to a report by the World Health Organization (WHO), around a billion people across the globe are suffering from mental health disorders and a suicide takes place every 40 seconds. Despite such alarming figures, mental health is still the most neglected subject in even the so-called “Developed Nations”.
Very few people have access to proper mental health services, especially in 3rd world countries. People suffering from neurological, psychological, and even disorders caused by substance abuse receive no proper treatment for managing their conditions. Discrimination, stigma, human rights abuse, and punitive legislation have further worsened the situation.
If you too have been suffering from mental health issues or simply don’t feel well then seek help without further delay. Traditional treatments are expensive and often accompanied by long-term side effects. However, recent advancement in the field of mental health and wellness has revealed that natural treatments for minor mental disorders or issues are a great alternative to traditional medicines.
Of late CBD has emerged as an effective treatment for mental health problems. This natural by-product carries several benefits when it comes to managing mental health and improving wellness.
CBD oils and its Effect on our Mental Health
Cannabidiol oil has recently gained popularity as an alternate treatment for anxiety and mental health disorders. Scientific research/studies have shown that CBD oil can provide quick and long-lasting relief from anxiety disorders in some people. CBD oil and other compounds like nabiximols were found to alleviate a wide range of psychotic symptoms as well as cognitive impairments.
Specific studies have also been published pertaining to the use of CBD in treating major psychological disorders like autism spectrum disorder, social anxiety disorder, schizophrenia, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Because CBD doesn’t give the psychotropic effects of THC, it is used by people wishing to get benefits from cannabinoids without the associated high. Some experts even recommend using CBD and its products like CBD oil for alleviating symptoms associated with conditions like bipolar disorder, anxiety, insomnia, and even Tourette syndrome.
Hence, people are increasingly turning their attention to CBD oil over traditional prescribed medications in alleviating mental health issues and ensuring overall well-being. According to research from Healthcanal, feeling better needs not be accompanied by a huge medical bill!
Effectiveness of CBD oil for treating Mental Health Disorders
As mentioned earlier, CBD can comprehensively treat various mental conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, depression, substance abuse withdrawal symptoms, and anxiety. CBD oil and tinctures can be directly consumed; however, topical use of this product is equally effective. In the US, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has also approved the use of cannabidiol oil in treating epilepsy. Numerous clinical trials and tests have also shown a marked improvement in the treatment of anxiety disorders.
Here’s how CBD oil can impact health and wellness:
1. Stress and Anxiety – CBD oil can stimulate neural regeneration and neurotransmitter systems, which can counter depression and anxiety in some people. Our bodies naturally produce endocannabinoids, which form an important part of the endocannabinoid system that affects the entire body and mind. Stress can throw the endocannabinoid system off balance and wreak havoc on the entire body. However, CBD oil can restore the balance of the ECS by boosting the production of the endocannabinoids and stimulating whilst modulating both CB1 and CB2 receptors. Thus, it can effectively prevent stress and anxiety while ensuring the overall mental wellness of the patient.
2. Neurological disorders – Neurological disorders like schizophrenia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder (BPD), anxiety, insomnia, and even Tourette syndrome have been effectively treated with the help of cannabis. Cannabinoids can bind with specific neurotransmitters and restore the balance in the body.
3. Improved Sleep Habits –A good night’s sleep results help in resetting our body and mind to fight stress in your body for everyday routines. Imagine if you have one bad night, the next morning you have a loss of proper focus and mental impairment which enables you to connect with the outside world. Therefore, sleep is an important factor to contribute productively to society. CBD and its other products help you to fall asleep faster after a meal. As CBD has a calming effect on the body and mind, it can help induce sleep by promoting a sense of rest within the body.
Maintaining good physical and mental health is everyone’s dream. Diseases and other ailments can restrict your abilities and potentiality. The regular usage of CBD and its products can eliminate your discomforts while ensuring overall wellness.
Still, much research and studies are being done for the potential role and medical benefits of CBD and its products for therapeutic purposes. You should check with your doctor if you’re experiencing symptoms of mental health disorders and for advice on using CBD for managing your condition.