By Cathy J Leer, PT, MBA
A recent article by Mary Biles, entitled “Cannabis, CBD & Anxiety”, delves into the everyday life of someone living with anxiety, and how the recent pandemic has turned “even the most laid back and centered among us into worrying wrecks, imagining the most catastrophic (although unlikely) outcomes for ourselves and our loved ones.”
With the US being home to nearly 40 million out of the estimated 264 million people worldwide living with common anxiety disorders including GAD1, SAD2, and OCD 3, it’s fair to say that you likely know someone(s) dealing with this life altering condition. It is also fair to say that the current coronavirus related stress may be contributing to even higher levels of anxiety and anxiety disorders.
Because of the individuality of people, each condition presents in a different way with different symptoms. That is why it is so difficult to treat and why combination therapies often include addictive medications like Xanax or Valium. This fact alone is a major reason why it is so important to investigate alternative non-addictive treatment techniques like CBD and medical cannabis.
There are thousands of anecdotal accounts of the benefits of CBD on stress and anxiety, and more scientific studies are being undertaken globally. In the meantime, we know that CBD is safe, does not require a prescription, and is legal in most states including NH.
If you, or someone you know, is stressed out and anxious because of COVID-19 and are experiencing increased irritability, restlessness, tightness in your chest, shortness of breath, muscle tension, sleep disturbances, increased perspiration, agitation or difficulty concentrating, you may, like millions of people worldwide, benefit from CBD.
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1Generalized Anxiety Disorder; 2Social Anxiety Disorder; 3Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
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