Anxiety and related disorders can be treated by targeting the serotonin system in the human body. Various preclinical studies have shed light in the right direction.
While many options are available already in the market, still, medical cannabis is rising in popularity as a medicinal alternative for managing those emergency panic attacks.
CBD works similarly to serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRIs like Zoloft and Prozac. They stop reabsorption of serotonin in the brain, making sure there is more present in the synaptic space.
It has also been revealed that CBD increases 5-HT1A transmission and affects serotonin faster than SSRIs. This is probably one reason why CBD based products have the potential to overcome the limitations of currently prescribed anti-anxiety medication therapies.