We understand that many addicted individuals began as chronic pain patients, and mood disorder patients. Most Anti-depressants are addictive, and often the symptoms return once the medication is discontinued. Studies have concluded that CBD is effective for treating depression by helping to stabilizing the body’s endocannabinoid system and controlling mood behavior disorders without the side effects of other anti-depressants and anxiolytics.  The complementary use of CBD allows patients to reduce or eliminate their requirement of addictive anti-depressants and anxiolytics while achieving therapeutic response and benefitting from CBD’s neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory effects.

Antidepressants have been reported to induce extrapyramidal effects, and increased the risk of suicidal thinking and behavior in those with depression and other psychiatric disorders.  This is a great concern, especially in the elderly where antidepressant associated motor disorders are high, and depression is the most prevalent functional psychiatric disorder. Antidepressants and anxiolytics can exacerbate pre-existing conditions, or interact with other pharmacological treatments being administered.

Cannabidiol is neuroprotective, and has no psychotropic effects, no associated “high”, which reduces the risk of falling in the elderly while producing antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antidepressant, and anxiolytic effects. This new treatment option allows doctors more control while reducing dangerous side effects so often found with benzodiazepines, SSRI, tricyclic antidepressants, and MAOI medications.  Also, numerous studies conclude that CBD is not likely to have abuse potential, or result in addiction.

In view of the risk of significant morbidity and decreased quality of life associated with currently prescribed antidepressants and anxiolytics, physicians can offer a safer alternative, Giving Earth Professional Strength Hemp CBD Oil.