How CBD Oil Can Help To Cure Anxiety

Can CBD Oil help against Anxiety?

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We all can feel anxiety at some point in our lifetime. It is a natural emotion that we can’t avoid.

However, when daily stress combines with bad eating habits and personal problems, anxiety can become chronic and needs a lot more attention to be cured.

Many people buy CBD oil to treat anxiety and its related diseases.

While this product was not studied throughout, people using it claim that it has undoubted benefits in treating mental health issues. While cannabinoids are efficient in treating this condition, you should always ask the doctor as well before taking any food supplements.

What is anxiety and how can CBD help

Anxiety problems are general and can describe a large number of affections, such as:

Social anxiety – or social phobia describes an individual overwhelmed even in typical daily situations. A person like this always feels judged and insecure. Studies show that CBD can help these people with improving their wellbeing and eventually with eliminating or at least easing these moods.

Panic attacks – a person can feel fear without any apparent reason. Usually, these moments come with sweating, chest pains, and an increased heart rate. Moreover, it is possible to suffocate and even to have a heart attack.

Phobias – a phobia is an unexplained fear for specific situations, insects, or height. These fears can rise to alarming rates, putting the person in unwanted situations.

As we are talking about mental issues, there are no unanimously accepted explanations about why they happen.

However, it is known that they are connected with the social environment and changes at the level of the brain. Even genetic factors can be associated with anxiety.

How can you detect anxiety?

Anxiety manifests with the following symptoms:

  • Sleep disorders
  • Fear
  • Breathing problems
  • Tensed muscles
  • Dry mouth
  • Dizziness
  • Heart palpitations
  • Sweating

Can it be cured?

Anxiety is a complex medical condition requiring both mental and medical treatment.

Cannabidiol was proven as effective in treating this condition.

Cannabidiol is also known under the common name of CBD and can be found naturally in the seeds of the hemp plant.

Recently, it was discovered that cannabis oil acts on the endocannabinoid system receptors.

Although scientists don’t exactly know how these substances affect the body, it was proven that hemp extracts increase the level of serotonin.

This substance has a crucial role in bringing happiness, and a decreased level of serotonin is the most common reason for anxiety.

A Common Treatment For Improving Serotonin Levels

Conventional treatment for a decreased level of serotonin proposes a series of receptors to receive more cannabinoids to help the endocannabinoid system.

The therapy means Prozac and other strong anti-depressants, but not everyone is comfortable in taking this.

People can try CBD as an alternative to these strong medicines, especially if their anxiety is only mild.

There are other benefits of taking CBD for fighting different forms of anxiety or its effects.

Only buy CBD for anxiety of pure quality, as the one extracted from industrial hemp contains a lesser quantity of cannabinoids that would not have the desired effects.…

Phobias: What Are They

Phobia means a persistent, irrational fear of a situation, an object, or activity that the person feels compelled to avoid. Many people have phobias. There are many types of phobias but all phobias fit in a category. There are three categories of phobias, social phobia, Agoraphobia, and specific phobia.

Agoraphobia is the most likely of the three to send someone for professional help. People who have agoraphobia has an intense fear of being in a situation where they can't escape quickly or help couldn't get to them quickly , if they needed it. Which will cause them to have a panic attack or panic like symptoms. Some of the feared places are like busy streets, crowded restaurants, or crowded stores. Some people who have agoraphobia plan their lives around there fears. In some severe cases of agoraphobia, people will not even leave there home. Studies have shown that women are four times more likely to have agoraphobia than men. After one has a panic attack, they avoid the places they fear because they fear having another attack. People who have family members with agoraphobia have a higher chance of getting it. The closer the relative, the higher your chance. Some agoraphobia have successfully been treated with antidepressants and psychotherapy.

Social phobia causes people to avoid public places. People who suffer from social phobia are afraid of any social or performance situation. They are scared they may humiliate themselves. Studies have shown that about one-third of people with social phobia only have a fear of publicly speaking and the rest may fear eating or writing in public. Studies also show that social phobia will affect about 15.5% of women and 11.1% of men in some point of their life. Genetic factors also play a role in social phobia. Often people who have social phobia will turn to alcohol or tranquilizers to make it easier on them when they have to be in social situations.

A fear of a specific object or situation is specific phobia. Those who have specific phobias usually fear the same things others fear, but their fears are greatly exaggerated. Specific phobias could be storms, water, heights, airplanes, animals, closed spaces, and many more things.

To be considered a phobia, a person must fear something enough that it will cause interference or great distress to their life in a major way. People with phobias experience intense anxiety, even to the point of screaming or shaking. According to researchers genes play a role in all categories of phobias. There are many types of phobias and many people are affected by phobias.…

When Fear Turns to Phobia

Although we often think of childhood as a time to be carefree, fear and anxiety are common experiences for nearly every child at some point or another. Whether it is fear of the dark, separation anxiety in a toddler, or fear of a specific event or object such as going to the dentist or seeing a dog across the street, being afraid is simply a part of the human experience. For most children, these moments are fleeting and easily managed by the loving reassurance of a parent or caregiver, but for others common fears such as these can become debilitating experience that need more attention.

Fear and its accompanying physical responses are like a fire alarm system. Like a smoke detector, our bodies are designed to perceive danger, emotional and physical, and send out an alarm (the physical and emotional responses) to alert us that we may be in danger. As anyone who has been scared by a movie or startled by a slamming door knows, sometimes we get the warning even when the danger isn't real. For most of us, that happens occasionally but in general our fear response is manageable and important, keeping us from dangerous situations. For a child with a phobia the fire alarm system has become hypersensitive to a specific trigger- like a sprinkler system that goes off every time you light a candle. The response is excessive in relationship to the perceived danger. Whether it is a paralyzing fear of a real but minimally dangerous situation such as a larger dog or a fear of something that does not pose a real threat such as thunderstorms, the internal experience of fear is real and must be addressed. The key is to help your child understand first that fear, however difficult to manage, is a valuable emotion and not one that we want to dismiss.

As adults, when we see a child with what we believe is an irrational or excessive fear our first instinct is often to minimize their experience. The desire to relieve your child's panic often triggers a very logic response in parents but before you try to convince your child that their fears are unfounded or silly, start by talking about the role fear plays in keeping them safe. Teaching children to evaluate the danger of a situation is an important part of treating their phobia but it is also crucial that you do not send the unintentional message that their fear can not or should not be trusted. Although in this situation fear has become distorted, in general we want our children to listen to their fears. Fear is that uneasy feeling that they may get around a stranger or when watching a friend try something risky at the playground- it is their first line of safety when you are not around and it is important to remind them of that.

The next step is to help your child understand that they can be in control of their response to fear. It is not necessary for them to ignore their fear and the automatic physiological response that it creates in order to regain control. Instead children can learn to identify the physical cues that tell them they are beginning to feel fearful and then learn to calm their bodies and their minds. It can be helpful to get your child to keep a feelings journal for a week or two (maybe longer depending on how often they encounter their specific phobia). As parents we are often aware of our children's responses to fear and anxiety; whether its a stomachache or …

Look Your Phobia in the Eye

Any phobia is a concern, a phobia is a gripping feeling that you are out of complete control. It is a fright that is out of control, and can seem like the walls around you are closing in. Your body is trying to shell you from the danger by expressing an emotion, but many times your body releases too much and you are closed in and unable to function.

If your natural shielding feeling that you have becomes out of control it turns into fear which turns into dread and then is a phobia. There are many treatment plans that I will explore, and if used correctly they will assist you with getting on with your life even with a life functionally.

A phobia will restrict your behavior and restrict your work if you let it. I know that it is uncontrollable when it happens, but it is possible to dull the fear. One successful method is a drawing down process of being within a certain radius of your phobia. Say that you have a phobia of spiders. Start with a picture and have it across the room or even on the porch outside. Try walking past it a few times. Even though you get the jitters when you do, it is important to realize that they won't last forever. You are going to change the way that you look at fear.

The second step is to take the picture inside if it was outside and move it a little closer to you. If you are able to have the picture within 3 feet of you that is consider this a major success. That proves that you are able to function and starting to control your phobia. If not that is ok, you will work up to it. Just start bringing the picture closer to you and eventually it will be within 3 feet of you. Wear down the fear. If you are exposed to it often enough the phobia will wear down to dread.

Once you are dreading it then start to handle the picture. It may give you the willies at first but pick up the picture and put it in a different spot in the house. If you are able to do that then you are ready to move onto the next step. If not keep practicing on this step and continue when you are ready.

The next step is to go within 20 feet of your fear. Say it is a spider. Go to the zoo and you don't have to walk in, but at least be where you can see the spiders for a few moments then walk away. Try to wear it down, and do it every day until you are ready to walk in.

Once you are ready to walk in, don't go directly up to the tank and start pecking on the windows. Stay away about three or four feet away, do this for about a week, at least 5 times. Until you feel that you are able to get closer. If you are ready to get closer then proceed. If not, it will come soon enough; look how far you've already come.

The next step is to be within 1 foot of your initial fear. Do you notice that I used initial fear? Even though you are extremely afraid at this point, you have taken the phobia away and now are dealing with, not dread, but fear. A fear is much easier to overcome then a phobia. You've come so far as of right now, there is just a few more …

Of Star Children & Space Phobia

I got to catch the last complete lunar eclipse in North America a few years ago. Now, I'm not normally a "total" anything kinda guy. I'll maybe get to see your relatively mundane partial eclipse of the Sun or Moon. If I'm at a baseball game, it may go into extra innings or be a one or two-hitter. You know, kinda unusual. But something as momentous as a total eclipse, (or, say, a no-hitter), forget it. Ninety-nine times out of 100, if something that exciting happens, I'll be tied up waxing the cat or something equally as useful and miss the damn thing.

Not on that night, though. That night, I remembered. The early autumn sky, cloudy and crying all day, cleared. So, I parked myself, amazingly all alone, on the 1st Street bridge. There, smack over the center of the Colorado River, I had a postcard-perfect view of Austin, Texas' beautiful night skyline and the eclipsed Moon. That's where I was at 9:18 pm CDT at the moment of total eclipsedness.

Earlier, as I walked to this prime vantage point, it occurred to me that Dr. Carl Sagan had nailed it right on the head when he called us "Star Children." He explained, in his wonderful series Cosmos, that all the matter by which we're comprised of was, at one time, inside a precursor star to our Sun. Hence, the name Star Children.

Now, something draws people to the oceans. Something, that is, other than observing a multitude of scantily-clad members of the opposite sex cavorting and frolicking on the beach. Something deeper. More primeval. We'll stand on a beach or, even better, a high bluff overlooking the endless blue, and just…stare out. Time becomes as meaningless as the rest of our surroundings as we contemplate the mysterious sea. When at last we have to leave, we do so only reluctantly, drawing in one last deep breath of the pungent briny air that first filled our ancestors' lungs and, finally, we go on our way. We evolved from ocean dwellers and now, eons later, part of us longs to go back.

Perhaps at a more elementary level, humankind feels an even more subtle but unmistakable longing for the stars. It's one step further removed, to be sure. Our atomic and sub-atomic components resided in the stars way before they figured out how to self-replicate, climb out of the water, and program a DVR. (That last one, by the way, proof that Evolution is still a Work In Progress.) But the desire is still there, even if few of us pay much attention to it and most of us still equate space exploration with Buck Rodgers.

I read an article in the newspaper once that summarized a recent scientific study in which a group of men was asked how they felt towards homosexuals. A certain percentage of these men were so vehement in their dislike for gays as to lean towards outright hatred for them. Then, the entire group was wired up and shown erotic, (or pornographic, depending on your point of view) video clips depicting explicit sex acts of both a hetero and homosexual nature.

Not surprisingly, the same men who had demonstrated the most vitriolic attitudes towards gays were, generally speaking, the most (secretly) sexually aroused by the homosexual imagery. These "manly" guys, terrified of being gay, are secretly turned on so they lash out and make fun of homosexuals. The whole thing hits a little too close to home for them.

The Universe affects us in a similar manner. We know we're from "out there." …

Overcoming Social Phobia in Children

Social phobia is a complex mental health complication that affects millions of adults worldwide. Interestingly enough, many children often experience social phobia and most develop the complication in response to living in a dysfunctional home environment or when subjected to bullying at school. If you believe that your child is more than just a shy child and may, in fact, have a social phobia, it is important to seek out medical attention early so as to avoid long term health complications.

In children, social phobia is most often associated with a prior experience in which the child was embarrassed or made fun of when speaking out loud in public. For this reason, the child may have a fear, or anxiety, that sets in when asked to speak in public. If your child is fearful of speaking in public, and is not socially active, this is certainly a health complication you can address with a pediatric mental health specialist.

Mental health complications are easily resolved in children when the complication is associated with social phobia. To resolve the complication, you will need to find assistance from a mental health professional that not only specializes in social phobia treatment, but also specializes in treatment for children. In most cases, the social phobia will first be addressed by teaching your child basic relaxation techniques at which point your child will be given opportunities to engage in safe social settings so as to encourage more active verbal and physical interaction.

Beyond these mental health services, your pediatric specialist will also want to teach your child how to respond to criticism, bullying, and events that may leave them embarrassed. Because many children are not taught coping skills at a young age, these skills will be important so as to avoid relapse into social phobia, social anxiety, and phobia of public speaking.

Children experience a variety of health complications but may experience complications associated with phobias at a very young age when exposed to bullying or backlash in the home when attempting to speak up. If your child has developed a complication associated with phobia of social involvement, be sure to seek out mental health services early and when your child’s health seems to be associated with social involvement, especially with public speaking events.

Sources: Anxiety, Phobias, and Panic, by Reneau Peurifoy, pp. 79-82.…

Funny Phobias

Stumble Upon is one of the greatest websites for those who like to surf the web with their interests taken into consideration. Each Stumbler can choose a variety of themes ranging from Humor to Philosophy to Zombies and simply click "Stumble". Then, websites carrying the specified themes pop up. Stumbling upon proved to be a worthy revelation.

My favorite phobia from the website above was Scolionophobia, fear of school. The next time you can't seem to get out of your warm and cozy bed, just blame it on Scolionophobia. You may want to see a doctor about it, too, because if left untreated, this condition may lead to Ergophobia, fear of work.

Venustraphobia is fear of beautiful women. If you spot a hot chick at a bar and your friends are daring you to talk to her even though you stand no chance, just about your condition. Make sure to practice pronouncing it properly beforehand, or else they'll just think you have a speech impediment.

Pteronophobia is fear of being tickled by feathers. If you happen to have this condition, make an effort not to walk around with bread crumbs covering the entire surface area of your body, attracting every respected pigeon.

If math is not your forte and five plus six equals approximately seventy-two, you may claim that you've been severely affected by Numerophobia, fear of numbers. A variation of this condition is Bibliophobia, which is fear of books. Try those two on your profs and see how quickly you get kicked out of college!

You only eat fast food? Don't feel bad! It's not your fault that you are always craving KFC! You are simply scared of vegetables! Lachanophobia the main cause of obesity. In fact, Mr. Ronald McDonald opened up his first restaurant due to this terrible condition. Apparently, it was contagious too. So far, the cure for the disease has not been discovered and frequency of Lachanophobia cases keeps growing.

Cacophobia, or fear of ugliness, is another serious condition affecting today's society; hence, a huge market for artificial beautifiers, i.e. make-up, weight loss pills, and plastic surgery. But don't feel bad for purchasing all that stuff. It's not that you are insecure about your looks; it's just that you very caring about wellbeing of others, and you don't want them to suffer from an illness after they look at you.

For a more extensive list of phobias, visit…

Agoraphobia : Fear of the Outdoors

Agoraphobia is more than a simple reluctance to go out. It is a potentially disabling and quality-of-life diminishing unrealistic fear of being outside or of going there. It can turn a person’s home into a prison! Here is some helpful information about the condition.

Phobias are unrealistic fears. That is to say they cause people to feel nervous/anxious to a degree that would seem by most unwarranted given the observable realities. Phobias can be quite severe and can interfere with a person’s ability to live an OK life. Agoraphobia is one of the more commonly found examples of this type of fear.

Defined in the DSM-IVR: Diagnostic and Statistics Manual of the American Psychiatric Association, Agoraphobia is “…extreme nervousness about not being able to easily or quickly escape from a difficult or uncomfortable situation … usually of going into a space where such a situation might occur.” In actual practice, its most common manifestation is in the fear of leaving home – of going out.

Some people with Agoraphobia don’t like to go out of their home because it simply feels safer inside. Some can’t tolerate being in a big open space. Literally, (from the ancient Greek) a fear of public places, Agoraphobia is a lot more common than is often realized.

It usually associated with an Anxiety Disorder of some kind and is ordinarily not, in and of itself, a Psychiatric diagnosis. Rather, it is a specific feature of an often more pervasive condition …. Like a Specific or Generalized Anxiety or Panic Disorder.

The condition is managed, in secret, by many people who live their lives in ways that their fear does not show. If they never go out, no one ever sees them anyway except for those that may come to visit. Of course, people who never go out tend not to know many people who would come over! Internet relationships frequently become the social life of the person with Agoraphobia.

Some sufferers force themselves to do the uncomfortable thing in the hopes that by doing so, the phobia will lessen. The reality is that this technique, called ‘desensitization’ or ‘exposure therapy’ actually can and does work for many people!

Often treated successfully by psychotherapists practicing from a behavioral perspective, common approaches to lessening it’s effects include the techniques mentioned above of desensitization and various exposure techniques which, in a safe way, allow the person to move, incrementally, toward the feared situation.

Evidence Based and validated treatment approaches to anxiety issues also include behaviorally oriented Group Therapy. Individual psychotherapy has actually been found to be less effective than group for most people suffering from anxiety-related symptoms.

It is not unusual for psychoactive medicine to be used in tandem with these behavioral group treatments in situations where a person may have become seriously disabled and has had their live disrupted or ‘frozen’ in place by the agoraphobic symptoms. Agoraphobia can occur with or without panic attacks.

In most instances, if a person finds themselves unable to engage with the rest of the world in a moderately satisfying way, a consultation with a mental health professional may well be in order. Being afraid to go out most or all of the time would be a valid indicator that something is wrong and does need some attention. Those unsure where or how to begin are generally best advised to start by speaking honestly with their own Doctor.

Agoraphobia, like most diagnosable psychological issues that reduce the quality of a person’s life, once established for an extended period of time, is not apt to go away without some professional help.…


What do I know?
What do I think?
Does it matter
Or does it stink?

If I'm of a certain clique
My word is like God
If I don't walk the walk
I'm considered a fraud.

We all have opinions
By the millions
But what matters most
Is my political post.

It does not matter
What my degree means
Behavior isn't relevant
It's what's in my genes

It's a well known fact
Unless I'm "high class"
To go somewhere here
One has to kiss a#%.…

The First Baby Carseataphobia

I've been told by the religious community that watching the birth of a child is like watching a goddess ride toward you on a unicorn that's on a rainbow that's on a cloud, but I can tell you from firsthand experience that it's actually fairly disgusting. Fortunately, caring for a baby is fundamentally the easiest thing you can do. Just make sure he or she doesn't conk their head on anything, feed them, don't let them roll around in their own filth, and most importantly: get the car seat right!

Car seats, when viewed in the store, are absolutely magnificent pieces of hardware. Shiny, intricate, seemingly adapted perfectly to the body of a miniature human. Once purchased they are revealed to be, in their own way, torture implements not designed to fit exceptionally well in anything less than a Peterbuilt. The straps that handily slip into the bars under your seat are not long enough, so in order to get it in your car you have to plop it onto the seat, stand on it holding a dumbbell and pray that you're able to get it to click in. And the tie into the back of the seat is done by stretching the hook over the frame of your car and pulling on the straps as if raising the mast of a clipper ship. Once that's all accomplished and the seat is not moving to the point of feeling set in concrete – that's when the baby problems occur.

Is your baby not shaped to factory design? Mine wasn't. Between the issues of cheek size and paranoia it took 30 minutes to put him into his seat the first time, granted there were two potty breaks needed over that time. For whatever reason my child enjoyed throwing his head into the seat strap and crying upon each attempt. And once he was in loosely, I played the "are the straps tight enough yet" game with myself. Tightening one millimeter of strap per attempt, backing off two millimeters upon baby being uncomfortable, that was usually diaper related it turns out.

The good news is that babies only have baby-sized problems like car seat fitting and burping, and that there's a large baby-related industry constantly designing better car seats. With practice and the realization that you're going to be inefficient a baby's first car seating can be the first of many enriching adventures you will have with your child.…