For many of us, winter brings cold weather, little sunlight and a little bit of what is known as “Seasonal Depression” or the psychological disorder known as the seasonal affective disorder, SAD or whatever you call it, experts estimate there are at least 10 million Americans who experience it in its entirety. It is an actual psychological disorder, a form of depression that is connected to the changes in the seasons. This generally occurs late fall through the winter months and subsides during spring and summer. Although it is not long term, it is reoccurring.
Like most depression-related mental illnesses, The Mayo clinic says symptoms include feeling depressed most of the day, nearly every day
- Losing interest in activities you once enjoyed
- Having low energy
- Having problems with sleeping
- Experiencing changes in your appetite or weight
- Feeling sluggish or agitated
- Having difficulty concentrating
- Feeling hopeless, worthless or guilty
- Having frequent thoughts of death or suicide
In an article from Health Care in America, Angelique Moss tells us how CBD can help relieve these symptoms.
Insomnia and anxiety are the two major symptoms of SAD that can be treated using CBD. A 2010 study indicated the effect of CBD on social anxiety. The brain scans of participants showed changes in blood flow in areas of the brain that are associated with anxiety. Findings in 2014 indicated that CBD also has antidepressant properties. A case study published in 2016 showed the positive effect of CBD on treating pediatric anxiety and insomnia. The child was able to sleep well when treated with CBD.
A higher dosage of CBD generally relieves the symptoms better. The oil extract must be ingested to have an effect. If you are new to CBD start dosages out small and gradually build. Everyone reacts to CBD differently. There are an abundance of ways to use and consume. Isolates, capsules, droppers, and edibles just to get you started. Be sure to check out MTN CBD’s full range of products.
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