On October 14, South Korean actress Cui Xueli was found dead at home and her life ended at the age of 25.
While the public collectively mourned and criticized Cui Xueli’s system in the Korean entertainment industry, depression once again caused widespread discussion.
This kind of topic seems to arouse a wide range of attention every three times.
In August 2014, actor Robin Williams committed suicide due to depression
In July 2017, Chester Bennington in Linkin Park hanged himself
In December 2017, South Korean boy group SHINee member Kim Jong-hyun committed suicide at the age of 27
In June 2018, American chef and TV producer Anthony Bourdain hanged himself
In addition, Nirvana’s lead singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain, Leslie Cheung, writer San Mao, Chen Baiqiang and other public figures are all depressed and end their lives.
But the exposure of public figures is only the tip of the iceberg of depression. When we are busy enjoying life and occasionally complaining about small things, some people live in real darkness.
Depression is mainly manifested as: long-lasting depression, lack of self-confidence, avoiding the crowd, and physiologically can cause physical dysfunction, sleep disturbance, and sudden increase or decrease in appetite.
Just as Cui Xueli always posts her smiling face on social networks, patients with depression always show a healthy and happy side to outsiders. So we can’t detect the relative tendency of the people around us, but think that Ta should simply have encountered something bad.
Robin Williams once said: I think the saddest people are always doing their best to bring laughter to others, because they know what it feels like to be worthless, but they don’t want to bring that feeling to others.
CBD has the potential to help hundreds of millions of patients
More than 300 million people around the world are struggling with this invisible and intangible psychological illness, spread across all ages. Every year 800,000 people choose to commit suicide because of depression. The World Health Organization predicts that by 2020, depression is likely to become the world’s second most common disease after heart disease.
However, less than half of the patients choose to receive treatment. In addition to traditional cognitive therapy and VR therapy brought about by new drug therapy technologies, more and more people adopt cannabidiol as an adjuvant therapy.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a cannabinoid in the cannabis plant and does not have any psychoactive properties. In recent years, CBD has been widely used in medical treatment due to its chemical properties. Epilepsy, inflammation, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, insomnia, and chronic body pain are all diseases that can be relieved by CBD.
For decades, the Drug Dependence Committee of the World Health Organization WTO has provided a series of evidence to prove the link between CBD and mental health. Animal and human studies have shown that CBD helps reduce loneliness, alleviate symptoms of autism, and reduce the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). CBD mainly calms the brain and supports the hippocampus, which is an area of the brain that is essential for healthy emotions and memory.
A randomized clinical trial conducted in 2012 studied the effects of CBD on mental illness and found that CBD can reduce social anxiety in a way that is comparable to two specialized drugs, ipsapirone and diazepam (valium).
In this study, 40 volunteer patients were treated with CBD or other psychotropic drugs. Both therapies can help patients relieve symptoms, while patients taking CBD have much fewer side effects: common problems such as exercise, weight gain or hormonal imbalance have not occurred.
In 2013, researchers from the University of London in the United Kingdom published a study in a psychopharmacology research report that showed that CBD can effectively eliminate the symptoms of fear and anxiety in mental patients.
Researchers gathered 48 mental patients who participated in the experiment and made these people feel curious about touching the colored boxes. When they touched the boxes, they would have an electric shock. After receiving an electric shock, these people with mental illness would have fear.
Researchers gave these panicked and emotionally unstable mental patients with CBD drugs. After a period of time, their mood stabilized (CBD drugs stabilize the mood of mental patients, and the effect is different from that of tranquilizers, and they will not immediately go to sleep) In other words, CBD can effectively relieve and eliminate mental patients who have physical reactions such as fear and anxiety due to external stimuli.
CBD and anxiety
Another unhealthy mental state—anxiety disorder may be hard to call a disease. But as modern people, it’s not really too difficult to be anxious at all.
Behind the anxiety is a greater mental health crisis.
Anxiety is an emotional state, and its inner experience is nervousness, worry, fear, fear, etc. These emotions are painful and imminent. In the American diagnostic criteria for mental disorders, anxiety disorders are also subdivided into various diseases such as post-traumatic stress disorder, acute stress disorder, cognitive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and social anxiety.
A Spanish study showed that CBD may affect the serotonin levels of anxiety patients faster than antidepressant drugs. Researchers pay that for people with anxiety, the hippocampal neuron area will be smaller than that of ordinary people, and CBD helps the regeneration and repair of hippocampal neurons. This has something in common with CBD’s treatment of depression.
For modern people, the importance of mental health is beginning to be realized and paid attention to. In fact, depression has a high probability of being cured, and the combination of psychotherapy and drug therapy will speed up the treatment. The most important thing is not to give up the rescue by the patient himself and the people around him.