Affects 20% of people, impacting the fight-or-flight response with continuous bursts of adrenaline without any obvious triggers. Types of Anxiety include; Generalized, Social Anxiety Panic disorders, and PTSD.
Anxiety is rooted in genetics, environmental forces, financial stress, life experience, our social life, and overall circumstances.
Diagnosed after 6 months of; restlessness, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, irritability, muscle tension, and sleep disturbance and all are complicated by trauma. COVID has increased stress, isolation, and feelings of overwhelm for the entire planet.
How Cannabis Can Help
THC activates CB1 receptors in the amygdala and hippocampus, calming the fear and initiating a sense of wellbeing. CBD promotes Anandamide - the natural bliss compound, helping ease stress at CB1 in the brain. CBD directly activates the Serotonin (5Ht1A) receptor, which helps create and retain Serotonin just like the anti-anxiety / antidepressant effects of SSRIs.
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- Cannabis Boost Mental Health During Isolation? Cassidy F. Can
- Cannabidiol reduces the anxiety induced by simulated public speaking in treatment-naïve social phobia patients. Bergamaschi MM, Queiroz RH, Chagas MH, et al. Published May 2011.