Anxiety is a normal part of life. Most of us experience anxiety intermittently as certain situations arise. Medical treatment is usually not necessary for occasional anxiety.

However, anxiety that is persistent, seemingly uncontrollable, or overwhelming may be cause for concern. Excessive, irrational dreading of everyday situations can be disabling. Anxiety that interferes with daily activities should be discussed with your doctor, as you may have an anxiety disorder. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are real, serious medical conditions – just as real and serious as physical disorders such as heart disease or diabetes. Anxiety disorders are the most common and pervasive mental disorders in the United States.

During any given year, almost 40 million Americans are estimated to experience some type of anxiety disorder. Despite this staggering number, only about one-third of these patients actually receive treatment. 

Preliminary research and case reports have shown that CBD has anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) and anti-depressant-like properties. In addition, patients that experience sleep disruptions may use CBD oil to support healthier sleep patterns. Patients that are struggling with anxiety or insomnia should discuss with their psychiatrist about including CBD oil in their therapy regimen.

We have found that doses on the lower end of the dosing spectrum tend to work better for patients using CBD oil for anxiety or insomnia.

For further information, you may wish to peruse these research reports and case studies:

Antidepressant-Like and Anxiolytic-Like Effects of Cannabidiol – A Chemical Compound of Cannabis sativa

Cannabidiol, a Cannabis sativa constituent, as an anxiolytic drug

Neural basis of anxiolytic effects of cannabidiol (CBD) in generalized social anxiety disorder: a preliminary report