A new study was published this week which showed that CBD can significantly reduce anxiety.
This study also showed that CBD is effective as a sleep aid.
You can read the full paper here.
- The final sample consisted of 72 adults presenting with primary concerns of anxiety (n = 47) or poor sleep (n = 25).
- Anxiety scores decreased within the first month in 57 patients (79.2%) and remained decreased during the study duration.
- Sleep scores improved within the first month in 48 patients (66.7%) but fluctuated over time.
- In this chart review, CBD was well tolerated in all but 3 patients.
CONCLUSION: Cannabidiol may hold benefit for anxiety-related disorders. Controlled clinical studies are needed.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of many cannabinoid compounds found in cannabis. It does not appear to trigger a “high” or alter consciousness.
A recent surge in scientific publications has found preclinical and clinical evidence documenting value for CBD in some neuropsychiatric disorders, including:
- Evidence points toward a calming effect for CBD in the central nervous system.
Interest in CBD as a treatment of a wide range of disorders has exploded, yet few clinical studies of CBD exist in the psychiatric literature.
Unlike some past studies which showed that CBD helped to reduce anxiety at higher dosage levels (300mg/day), this study showed that patients were able to reduce their anxiety with as little as 25mg/day.