There are several types of antidepressant which are used to treat clinical depression and conditions, such as OCD, PTSD or anxiety disorders. Depending on the severity of your depression you may be given some heavy drugs affecting your condition, but they may have some serious side effects which can damage your health.
Antidepressants are thought to help balance the neurotransmitters in our brains. These are chemicals which control and affect our mood and emotions. By balancing these chemicals, they can deliver you a better sleep, improved appetite and better concentration.
Research has shown that CBD may help alleviate symptoms of anxiety and sleep issues. Research show that the cause of depression may be in the low level of serotonin – the “feel good hormone” – which is made in your gut and brain stem. CBD is thought to help encourage your body to use its own serotonin levels in a natural way.
While generally considered safe, CBD may cause some minor side effects, such as drowsiness, lightheadedness, nausea, diarrhea, dry mouth. Taking CBD with other medications that have similar side effects may increase the risk of unwanted symptoms or toxicity. Taking CBD at the same time with OTC or prescription medications that cause side effects like sleepiness may lead to increased sleepiness and fatigue.