Depression and medical cannabis

Depression and medical cannabis

As studies on the beneficial effects of CBD accumulation, it was only a matter of time before the medical community began to investigate the possibility of using CBD as a cure for depression.

 

In 2014, a study conducted with animal models showed that CBD has important antidepressant and anxiolytic properties. The laboratory mice underwent a series of tests and the results showed that when treated with CBD, the subjects showed fewer cases of depression and anxiety.

 

There is no conclusive evidence that CBD can have a positive impact on depression, however, studies have shown that the use of CBD can affect serotonin levels in the body and improve sleep patterns.

 

Research on the connection between depression and physical symptoms has shown that depression and pain share a common neurochemical pathway influenced by serotonin and norepinephrine.

 

Previous research has shown that CBD has antidepressant effects that trigger the release of anandamide, a neurotransmitter responsible for controlling serotonin levels in the human body.

 

It seems that CBD has a future beyond the management of inflammation or chronic pain. It is only a matter of time before all research protocols that specifically establish CBD as a relevant antidepressant therapy come to light, even reducing the use of current synthetic components for the treatment of this condition.