While research is ongoing, we wanted to look at a few more recent studies. Since we first wrote this article, even more research now supports using CBD for anxiety. If you search online (Google Scholar is a great resource), you’ll find even more.
In February 2020, the Journal of Clinical Psychology published a case study on using CBD in a teenage patient with Crohn’s disease. The patient struggled with intense fear and anxiety over medical treatments. The authors cautioned that the case study can’t substitute for a real scientific study, but results were promising. Because CBD can also reduce inflammation, it offered dual benefits for the patient in question. While it’s also not scientific, one of our writers, Annalise Mabe, reported intense relief from “the psychological burden/worry, abdominal pain, and overall anxiety” caused by Crohn’s.
Another February 2020 case study, this time published in the German publication Neuropsychiatrie, found CBD offered relief to a teenager struggling with both anxiety and harmful use of mind-altering drugs.
Kit O'Connell looked at new research suggesting CBD oil could help anxiety. (Photo: Fernando Dearferdo / Unsplash, public domain)