Millions of people are affected by OCD, approximately 1 in 40 adults in the United States (about 2.3% of the population) and 1 in 100 children have the condition. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that is characterized by recurring, unwanted thoughts, ideas or sensations (obsessions) that lead to repetitive behaviors (compulsions).
Treatment for OCD includes cognitive behavioral therapy and prescribed psychiatric medications. Medications used to treat Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder include Clomipramine, Fluoxetine, Fluvoxamine, Paroxetine and Sertraline. Each prescribed medication contains negative side effects that include nausea, anxiety, insomnia, weight changes, memory issues, sweating, numbness, vision changes, headaches, dizziness, tremors, weakness and sexual issues.
CBD is a non-psychoactive compound derived from the hemp plant known for its potential therapeutic effects. Studies show that CBD may help improve symptoms of OCD without the negative side effects of prescribed medications. Symptoms from disorders like OCD, epilepsy, dementia and ADHD may be improved with CBD supplementation because they affect the limbic region of the brain.
CBD increases production signaling while inhibiting the breakdown of anandamide. Anandamide is a natural antidepressant commonly known as the “happiness hormone” because of its ability to regulate mood as well as sensations of fear, stress and happiness.OCD creates a loop of intrusive perception and overt behavior.
The more intrusive thoughts, the more compulsive behaviors and as they multiply, they strengthen the cycle. What CBD does for OCD is potentially soothing panic. In OCD, panic follows an intrusive thought and leads to some automatically compulsive responses and CBD can potentially reduce this response.
Our AHS 1500mg tincture can be taken sublingually and is perfect for alleviating symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Always consult your primary care physician before starting a new treatment.
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