An anxiolytic or antidepressant is a drug or natural substance such as CBD Oil used to alleviate depression.
All antidepressants have side effects, but different people respond quite differently to the same antidepressant. Side effects such as insomnia, nausea, dizziness may go away after a few weeks, while others like sexual problems may not.
With drug based antidepressants you might start to feel better within 1 to 3 weeks of starting an antidepressant, but it can take 6 to 8 weeks to feel the full effect. One particular antidepressant may not work for you and you may need a different type you may need to talk to a doctor about trying a lower dose or switching to a different antidepressant.
Some antidepressants increase the amount of serotonin; a neurotransmitter or brain chemical. Combining these antidepressants with other medicines or illegal drugs that also increase serotonin can cause a serious reaction called serotonin syndrome or serotonin toxicity.
New research is showing that Cannabidiol (CBD) is the major non-psychotomimetic constituent of the Cannabis sativa plant with antianxiety properties that has been suggested as an alternative for treating anxiety disorders. Further research in CBD’s use for different anxiety disorders is warranted, particularly for conditions such as panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorders. The adequate therapeutic window of CBD and the precise mechanisms involved in its anxiolytic action remain to be determined.
Researchers concluded that their findings demonstrate that CBD exerts “fast and sustained antidepressant-like effects.” They added that CBD could represent a novel and fast working antidepressant drug by enhancing both serotonergic and glutamate cortical signaling through a 5-HT1A receptor-dependent mechanism.
Thousands of anecdotal stories of success in using CBD Oil for a variety of anxiety-related disorders can be found.