Category Archives: depression

FDA Accelerates Psilocybin Research For Major Depressive Disorder

The Food and Drug Administration has designated psilocybin mushrooms as a “Breakthrough Therapy” for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), a move that will accelerate research and review of new medications developed with the hallucinogenic compound. The Breakthrough Therapy classification is designed to speed up the development and approval of new drugs. The new Breakthrough Therapy designation […]

University In Houston Testing Psilocybin For Treatment-Resistant Depression

On the heels of its decriminalization in a handful of US cities, psilocybin is being explored by the scientific establishment for evidence of therapeutic effectiveness. Researchers at the University of Texas Science Health Center in Houston (UTHealth) have announced that they are studying psilocybin for treatment-resistant depression. The study is inspired by past scientific investigations […]

Ohio Medical Board Rejects Addition of Depression to Medical Marijuana Program

The State Medical Board of Ohio rejected a proposal on Wednesday that would have added depression, opioid addiction, and insomnia to the list of conditions that qualify a patient for the state’s medical marijuana program. The board also decided to delay a vote on including anxiety and autism as qualifying conditions until new members of […]

Mental Health and Cannabis: Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety and depression are all too common in the world. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 40 million American adults, or 18.1 percent of the population, are affected each year. As such, people suffering from an anxiety disorder are more likely to go to a hospital at a rate of three to […]

CBD Oil for Depression, Schizophrenia, ADHD, PTSD, Anxiety, Bipolar & More

You can extract more than 70 different components from a marijuana plant, technically known as cannabis sativa. Two of the most common constituents are delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (known colloquially as THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). Because CBD is not as regulated as THC (though it may be technically illegal under federal laws), nor does it provide any accompanying […]