Why CBD Oil May Offer New Hope for Depression

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As we have noted, CBD has shown itself to be applicable for either prevention or treatment for an extraordinary range of different health conditions. However, normally, when we talk about a health condition, we’re talking about something that impacts the body in such a way so as to produce a bad feeling.

But what if something was wrong with the body specifically because it was a “bad feeling”?

Well, that’s exactly what we’re talking about when we’re talking about depression.

Because of this, many people may see depression as the most painful ailment that one can suffer from. In simple terms, what’s wrong with you is that you can’t stop feeling awful. What could be worse than that?

How the Establishment Deals with Depression

For most, depression is treated with an antidepressant. How well does this work? It depends on the patient. In most cases, a doctor or psychiatrist prescribed the antidepressant, and a waiting period begins that is either the Prelude toward the confirmation of success or toward the enactment of more dramatic steps of treatment.

Most patients with depression fall into the latter category. And, unfortunately, even those more dramatic steps don’t tend to solve the puzzle either.

At the end of the day, most drug-based treatments for depression are only Band-Aids. The major underlying condition persists in the treatment is merely a temporary escape. Even worse, addiction can result from the treatment.

In all of this, it is important to note that depression is fundamentally a treatable condition. There is a mechanism involved, and there is a terrible price for not dealing with it. The fact that medical science is not properly found a way to deal with this is a striking critique of the evolution of the medical and scientific establishment in terms of its utility for the subjective well-being of all of us.

Is CBD a New Hope?

As we have noted, research devoted to understanding the mechanisms and applicability of CBD as a preventative and therapeutic tool has been booming in recent years.

Depression represents another example of the path of progress in this regard. Already, studies involving mice have shown dramatic success in the capacity for CBD to be used in the treatment of neurochemistry in mice that has strong parallels to the neurochemistry of a human being suffering from depression.

This is very hopeful and should be highly motivating to researchers looking to get involved in this area of the field.

The one element of this equation that we would like to highlight is as follows: we’ve got nothing to lose. For prescribing physicians and psychiatrists working with patients suffering from depression, we would offer up this last point on a knife edge – we’ve got nothing to lose.

In cases of severe depression, it is well understood that nothing seems to work. So why not try? Unlike marijuana, CBD carries no risk of a psychoactive effect that could interact with an already troubled brain chemistry. From all that researches granted us thus far, CBD is a highly benign substance to introduce into such a brain chemistry state, and therefore only has upside but no downside.