We can’t see the world in the eyes of patients with depression.
On October 14, South Korean actress Choi Shirley was found dead at home, ending her life at the age of 25.
At the same time that the public mourned and criticized Cui Xueli’s entertainment circle system, depression caused a wide discussion again. This kind of topic seems to attract a wide range of attention every other time. In August 2014, actor Robin Williams committed suicide due to depression
In September 2016, Qiao Renliang committed suicide due to depression
In July 2017, Chester Bennington of Linkin Park hanged himself
In December 2017, Kim Jong Hyun, a SHINee member of the South Korean men’s League, committed suicide at the age of 27
In June 2018, Anthony Bourdain, American Chef and TV producer, hanged himself.
In addition, Kurt Cobain, the lead singer and guitarist of Nirvana, Zhang Guorong, the writer Sanmao, Chen Baiqiang and other public figures all died of depression.
But public exposure is just the tip of the iceberg for depression. When we are busy enjoying our life and complaining about little things occasionally, some people live in real darkness.
Depression is mainly manifested as: long-lasting depression, lack of self-confidence, withdraw from the crowd, physiological disorders, sleep disorders, appetite surge or decline, etc.
Just as Cui Xueli always publishes her smiling face on social networks, patients with expression always shows the healthy and happy side to outsiders. So we don’t realize that people around us have related tendencies, but we think that he or she should just encounter something bad. Robin Williams once said: I think the saddest people always try their best to bring laughter to others, because they know what it’s like to feel worthless, but they don’t want to bring it to others.
“Not afraid to die, but afraid to live?” It’s a feeling that people often express. And many people who have achieved “utilitarian success” should have enjoyed a better life. Why would they choose to end their passionate life?
So far, the causes of depression are various: the original family, work pressure, personality, drug abuse and so on.
CBD has the potential to help hundreds of millions of patients
More than 300 million people around the world are struggling with this kind of invisible heart disease, all ages. Every year, 800000 people choose to commit suicide because of depression. The World Health Organization predicts that by 2020, depression is likely to become the second largest disease in the world after heart disease.
However, less than half of patients choose treatment. In addition to the traditional cognitive therapy and VR therapy brought by new drug treatment technology, more and more people take cannabis diphenol as an adjuvant therapy.
Cannabis bisphenol (CBD) is a kind of cannabinoid in cannabis plant, which has no mental activity. In recent years, CBD has been widely used in medical treatment because of its chemical characteristics. Epilepsy, inflammation, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, insomnia, and chronic physical pain are all symptoms that can be alleviated through CBD. For decades, the World Health Organization’s drug dependence Committee of WTO has provided a series of evidences to prove the relationship between CBD and mental health. Animal and human studies have shown that CBD can reduce loneliness, autism symptoms and PTSD. CBD can make the brain calm and support the hippocampus, which is a vital area of the brain for healthy emotion and memory.
A 2012 randomized clinical trial examined the role of CBD in mental illness, and found that the way CBD can reduce social anxiety can be compared with two specialized drugs, ipsapiron and diazepam (Valium).
In this study, 40 volunteer patients were treated with CBD or other psychoactive drugs. Both treatments can help patients relieve symptoms, while patients taking CBD have much fewer side effects: common problems such as exercise, weight gain or hormonal imbalance do not occur.
In 2013, researchers from the University of London published a study on psychopharmacology, which showed that CBD can effectively eliminate the fear, anxiety and other symptoms of mental patients.
The researchers gathered 48 mental patients who participated in the experiment and made them curious to touch the color box. When they touch the box, they will have an electric shock. After receiving the electric shock, these people with mental illness will have a fear.
Researchers, after taking CBD drugs to these patients with panic and emotional instability for a period of time, their mood stabilizes (CBD drugs make the mental patients stable, the effect is different from that of tranquilizing drugs, and they will not go to sleep immediately), that is to say, CBD can effectively alleviate and eliminate, and produce physiological reactions such as fear and anxiety due to external stimulation of mental patients.
CBD and anxiety
Another unhealthy mental state, anxiety disorder, may not be called a disease. But as modern people, it’s really too hard not to be anxious at all.
Behind anxiety lies a greater mental health crisis.
Anxiety is a kind of emotional state, and its inner experience is nervous, worried, scared, etc. these emotions are painful and imminent. In the American diagnostic criteria of mental disorders, anxiety disorders are also divided into post-traumatic stress disorder, acute stress disorder, cognitive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety and other diseases.
A Spanish study suggests that CBD may affect serotonin levels in anxiety patients faster than antidepressants. Researchers have shown that in people with anxiety disorder, the area of hippocampal neurons is smaller than that in normal people, and that CBD contributes to the regeneration and repair of hippocampal neurons. This has something in common with the treatment of depression by CBD.
For modern people, the importance of mental health began to be aware and concerned. In fact, depression is very likely to be cured, and the combination of psychotherapy and drug therapy will speed up the treatment. The most important thing is that the patient and the people around him should not give up.