Millions of adults across the United States struggle with depression. If left untreated, this illness can become truly debilitating and drastically impact an individual’s ability to function. An increasing number of depression sufferers are trying CBD, in conjunction with other treatments, to help better manage their symptoms. In fact, for some people using CBD to treat symptoms of depression has shown to have benefits not found in antidepressant medications. CBD for depression typically results in fewer side effects when compared to the insomnia, mood swings or sexual dysfunction that antidepressants may cause.
Even though CBD may offer some benefits over antidepressant medications, it is not a replacement and you should never stop taking prescribed medications without consulting your healthcare providers first. In addition, if you are considering introducing CBD into your depression treatment regimen, you should first discuss with your doctor how much to use and whether CBD would interact with any of your psychiatric or other medications.