Depression Pt. 2: What CBD Science Can Offer 

First, we explored depression from a matter-of-fact medical point of view. Then, the slightly “messier” part of how depression is perceived and acknowledged, or unacknowledged, in our societies: what are some of the social challenges individuals suffering from depression face? And what can we do to help manage this leading disability that 264 million people are going through? That was in Part One.

In this second and final part, we’ll share scientific highlights that potentially support the daily effective CBD habit of those of you suffering from depression.

What Science There Is to Know About CBD & Depression

While more research is needed to fully understand CBD’s role in depression treatment, its potential to modulate neurotransmitters, reduce inflammation, and improve sleep quality has made it a compelling option for many. 

CBD fundamentally interacts with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and other neurotransmitter systems in the brain (read much more about the ECS here). Additionally, CBD exhibits anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties, which could be relevant to depression. Inflammation and neuroinflammation have been linked to mood disorders, so the potential anti-inflammatory effects of CBD are of interest to researchers.

These are some examples of important findings that revolve around depression:

  1. A Double-Blind, Randomized Clinical Trial on CBD for Depression:

In a study published in the “Journal of Clinical Psychology” in 2020, researchers conducted a double-blind, randomized clinical trial to investigate the efficacy of CBD in treating depression. The results suggested that CBD might be a promising option for the management of depressive symptoms, with participants in the CBD group experiencing significant improvements compared to the placebo group.

  1. CBD and Rapid Antidepressant Effects:

Animals subjected to various models of depression have shown improvements in their behaviour and mood when given CBD. 

A study published in the journal “Molecular Neurobiology” in 2018 explored the potential rapid antidepressant effects of CBD in an animal model. The research found that CBD administration resulted in a fast and sustained reduction in depressive-like behaviours in rats, suggesting that CBD might have a rapid-acting antidepressant effect.

  1. CBD, Anxiety, and Depression: 

A comprehensive review article published in “Current Neuropharmacology” in 2017 provides an overview of the potential therapeutic effects of CBD in anxiety and depression. While the primary focus is on anxiety, the article discusses how CBD’s interactions with the endocannabinoid system and other neurotransmitter systems might also be relevant to depression.

  1. CBD and Hippocampal Neurogenesis:

Some research has suggested that CBD may promote neurogenesis (the formation of new neurons) in the hippocampus, a brain region associated with mood regulation. This study, published in “Molecular Psychiatry” in 2015, explored the potential of CBD to enhance neurogenesis and its implications for depression and anxiety.

One of the advantages of CBD is its relatively good safety profile. Research has shown that CBD is generally well-tolerated, with few reported side effects. This makes it an attractive candidate for further research into its potential use in treating depression.

The Promising Future for CBD Research in Depression

While the scientific evidence regarding the relationship between CBD and depression is still emerging, there are reasons to be hopeful. Preliminary studies suggest that CBD may have the potential to alleviate depressive symptoms, possibly through its interactions with the endocannabinoid system and its anti-inflammatory properties.

More extensive and rigorous clinical trials are needed to confirm these findings and establish the optimal dosages and long-term effects of CBD for depression.


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