What is Chronic Stress
Chronic stress is the response to emotional pressure suffered for a prolonged period over which an individual perceives he or she has no control. It involves an endocrine system response in which occurs a release of corticosteroids.
August 11, 2014Study: Cannabinoid Therapies May Help Treat Stress-Induced Anxiety Disorders
Cannabis is considered by many people to be a natural source of stress relief. In fact, an Israeli study published last year validates this claim, suggesting that “cannabinoid system activation could represent a novel approach to the treatment of cognitive deficits that accompany a variety of stress-related neuropsychiatric disorders.” Hoping to expand on these findings, a team of researchers from Vanderbilt University in Tennessee published a study in last month’s issue of Translational Psychiatry. Their results suggest that increasing one’s levels of endocannabinoids, particularly anandamide, could be a viable treatment for …
July 31, 2013Chronic Stress Affects Memory, Learning: How Cannabis May Help
Cannabis May Protect The Brain From Effects Of Stress Cannabis is widely used as a form of stress relief, and for good reason. It’s a natural option for one to deal with the pressures of everyday life. Katt Williams even famously joked that cannabis has “a chemical in it called F**k It” and you need it to get through tough times. Though he’s clearly kidding, a recent study from University of Haifa in Israel may have validated …
July 19, 2013Neurogenesis Gives Birth To New Neurons In the Brain, Helps Relieve Stress
Research Suggests CBD’s Anxiety Relief Is Due To Neurogenesis Neurogenesis is responsible for creating new neurons within the brain. These neurons process and carry information to the necessary destinations in the body, improving overall function. For some time, neurogenesis was believed to be limited to childhood, but evidence now shows that the brain’s production of new neurons continues well into adulthood. A study published in The International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology points to cannabidiol (CBD) as a therapeutically promising component on mental health ailments such as psychosis, anxiety and depression. Researchers studied the potential involvement …