Anecdotal evidence shows that CBD can be an effective treatment of anxiety and depression, particularly in cases where this is mild-moderate.
CBD has been shown to have a calming effect on the nervous system, which is particularly useful for people suffering from generalised anxiety disorders, as well as forms of OCD or PTSD.
CBD releases dopamine, which impacts feelings of happiness and contentment. This can help people who are suffering with depression or a low moon. Often, in these kinds of cases, CBD is best used alongside other methods such as therapy, mindfulness, exercise and prescribed vitamins.
Using CBD is also linked to balancing and regulating the stress hormone cortisol, which is responsible for mood swings and feelings of stress if unregulated. This means CBD oils or other forms of CBD can be a great alternative for people who experience fluctuations in their mood, such as those diagnosed with borderline personality disorder or bipolar.
It is important to note that, while there are many reported mental health benefits of CBD, cannabinoids should never be used to substitute prescribed antidepressant, mood stabilizer or antipsychotic medications unless advised by a GP.