Study: Cannabidiol (CBD) may help treat social anxiety disorder Posted on 7 Jun 09:25
The relationship between cannabis and anxiety is very interesting. Large detetrahidrocannabinol concentrations (THC) is often associated episodes of paranoia and anxiety, but is well documented that cannabidiol (CBD) in cannabis may counteract this effect.
, an article published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology 2011 by a group of Brazilian researchers examined the relationship between cannabidiol (CBD) and social anxiety disorder (SAD). Their results suggest that CBD could be a way for people who suffer from SAD to help, offer to manage your symptoms.
What is Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)?
What is the impact on 12% of Americans in his life, social anxiety disorder (SAD) is the most common form of anxiety and one of the psychiatric disorders in general. It is also called social phobia.
By definition of social anxiety disorder is characterized by an intense fear in one or more social situations. In turn, this fear may distress to the point, cause impaired daily functioning.
Brazilian researchers are investigating CBD, fear in the people. To understand the relationship between cannabidiol (CBD) and anxiety test, the research team from Brazil recruited 10 individuals with a diagnosis of social anxiety disorder (SAD). We then functional imaging to measure the amount of blood flow to various parts of the brain, having regard to the effects of CBD.
At the first meeting half an oral dose of 400 mg cannabidiol (CBD) and the other half were treated with placebos received. in the second session these roles were reversed, so that all 10 particpants were treated with CBD at any given time. "These results suggest that CBD reduces anxiety in SAD and that this paralimbic related to its effects on activity in limbic areas in the brain” - Dr. JA Crippa
According to the results of the study was associated opinion cannabidiol (CBD) with a significant decrease in anxiety. Cerebral blood flow after treatment CBD also seems to an anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) in areas of the brain, the emotions refer to control. Extension, what does all this mean, Dr. JA Crippa, head of the research team in Brazil. "These results suggest that CBD reduces anxiety in SAD and that this on its effects on activity in limbic brain areas and related paralimbic" says Crippa.