Recent studies have pointed to the potential benefits of CBD for treating anxiety.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) says that CBD has been shown to alleviate generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) in a preclinical study.
More research suggests that CBD is beneficial for other forms of anxiety, such as social anxiety disorder (SAD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It may help treat anxiety-induced insomnia as well.
Multiple recent studies have shown that CBD can help with PTSD symptoms. These studies have looked at CBD as both a standalone PTSD treatment as well as a supplement to traditional treatments like medication and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).