100 thoughts on “Is CBD The Answer? Not So Fast…

  1. I was a CBD skeptic until I had a rotator cuff injury and carpal tunnel pain. I started taking 20-40 mg of independently tested CBD from a company in Vermont, and it truly helped. (And it wasn’t that expensive.) It also helps quell my anxiety. The trick is to find high quality CBD.

  2. Like everything good that hits the scene, human beings are bastardizing CBD oil to the point where its either watered down or not CBD oil at all in the bottle.

  3. I have ADHD and In my experience, cbd has no noticable effect on me. Mood or otherwise.

    Smoked cannabis(THC+CBD) for 4yrs. The first 3 years were GREAT, I felt like I had more control over myself than I did without it, I had Sparks of creativity and my vocabulary was very high when I was too😜….after that, I started to notice a decline in my memory and cognitive functions(hand-eye coordination, attention span, order of words when speaking) as well as problems remembering certain words. Sometimes even forgetting what I was talking about in the middle of a sentence. When trying to quit, I have EXTREMELY irritable moods until it's completely out of my system but some of the effects I mentioned earlier have not subsided. Too much of a 'good' thing can be a bad thing, I suppose.🤷🏾‍♂️

  4. I used marijuana and only get me paranoid I tke pills depakote for bipolar marijuana is not for me I dont wanna smoke 2 hours It dont get me girls

  5. The federal government classifies it as a schedule 1 drug with no medical value. Any positive research is stifled with heavy restriction. Removal from schedule 1 will only allow sufficient research. Smoking marijuana does not go well with me and my mental health. Edibles are wonderful for my pain however its illegal here. I choose not to use because my mental health. I do heavily support removing from schedule 1. Recreational dosen't bother me I just want to see the full medicinal capabilities of this plant.

  6. Hi Dr. Marks " I stop in to support you "I will pass this information along for family and friend's "I don't smoke or drink so this video is not for me thank you for this informative information .

  7. I find CBD to be an effective mood stabilizer (bipolar-type family history, both sides, suicides included), but my side effects (I get all the rare ones with any pharmaceutical, except old-school antibiotics) were dry eyeballs to the point that those little yellow blisters form. (This might be an extension of the cannabis dry mouth side effect) This is at 100 milligrams/day. At 50 milligrams/day the blisters are receding, and it seems to be equally effective as the higher dose. Many years ago I was officially diagnosed with cyclothymia. At the time the psychiatrist could not recommend any pharmaceuticals, bipolar treatments being too strong, but cannabis was a "wink, wink, nudge nudge" type recommendation.

  8. People have been smoking weed since time began. It contains THC and CBD. My own grandmother loves it. 60 years of smoking weed and she's as fit as a fiddle. My grandfather died from liver failure 20 plus years ago and was a solid drinker. Imagine, for a moment if we banned liquor and legalized weed. Seriously, just imagine it..from violence to traffic incidence, the list goes on and on. As seems to be the case with EVERYONE I know who smokes just plain weed, THC, CBD or other, they're fine! I personally hate the stuff. It makes me edgy and nervous, but I say that's good enough evidence that CBD is 100% safe. Thousands of years of weed smokers looking pretty good to me! If you have mental problems then yes, stay away. I wish I could smoke it and enjoy it. But for me it makes me feel crappy.

  9. The only thing about this topic I know is that CBD (drops, without THC) is the only thing I've tried so far that helps reduce my migraine attacks. I have depression and social anxiety and I don't think CBD did anything for my mental health, but for chronic pain, migraines, carpal tunnel syndrom,…I recommend it.

  10. Great video, CBD didn't help at all with my depression/ generalized anxiety and gave me nightmares. I'm happy to see it works for some but just like the researches on probiotics, it's way too soon to attribute any healing properties to the molecule.

  11. I've been using cannabis to treat my PTSD symptoms. I've tried using high CBD with negligible THC, but it only minorly affected my anxiety symptoms. It did nothing for my depression or other symptoms. Those are the symptoms that prevent me from functioning as, or feeling like, a real human being.
    I started using high THC, with very little CBD, on a regular basis. I've lost 85 lbs, I go outside daily, I can interact with other people; I was failing out of college and suicidal, but now my grades are in the high 90s, I'm in two clubs and the VP of one. I have a better sense of self worth. I no longer self harm which was a problem that continued heavily with every other medication I've been on, and I don't feel like a walking corpse anymore.
    One of the best things is the lack of withdrawal symptoms if I happen to run out. Since I've been treating myself with it regularly, I have about a 48-72 hour window before my chronic PTSD symptoms start coming back. The acute symptoms still hit me once in a while like always, but when they do it feels like I have a buffer between the event occurring and that point where i lose control of my actions.

    TL;DR: THC helps my symptoms, but CBD has little to no effect.

  12. Fuck the FDA I’ve been smoking for years and will continue to do so!! End of story cancel Christmas!

  13. Thank you for your video. Over the past two years, I have been suffering from major depressive disorder, anxiety disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. I was also diagnosed with mild Asperger's Syndrome. I have taken multiple drugs for my condition. Currently I am on fluoxetine, mirtazapine, quetiapine, pregabalin, lithium carbonate (600mg per day), clonazepam (at night) and propranolol. Drugs that I have tried but failed include escitalopram, desvenlafaxine, sertraline, risperidone (max. dosage I tried was 2mg) and clomipramine (max. dosage I tried was 100mg). My mental health condition remains unsatisfactory. My motivations and memory have not yet restored and I feel pessimistic about my future. I had to apply for academic deferral and have not yet resumed my study. To be honest, I still experience suicidal thoughts at this moment. What can I do at this juncture? Can you give me some clues on what medications I can discuss with my psychiatrist during my next follow-up? Is ECT or TMS suitable for me? (I am 21 years old.) Sorry for being lengthy.

  14. I have combat related PTSD and tried to smoke marijuana (black market unfortunately) since I have left the Army…I was disappointed because all I felt was confused and foggy. It did enhance my creativity, but decreased the follow through in doing creative tasks…so I quit smoking it. Reading these comments, I am wondering if I should wait for actual medical marijuana to try due to the positive effects others have experienced. Maybe different hybrids? But I live in Tennessee so I don’t know when it will be possible to do so…we have a strong liquor lobby here in our state.

    But I have had a great success with Tulsi (holy basil) tea for the sedative effect…it’s legal and no stigma attached. You can buy Tulsi tea on Amazon, or a tincture form if you would like to try some…hope this helps someone 🤗

  15. I very much respect what you do for the mental health community Dr. Mark's. However, ironically all the concerns you have with the Cbd are littlerly the same as Pharmaceuticals. Liver damage, issues with sex and testosterone, consistency, and finally no data on long term use. Exp. Antidepressants have shown to be almost ineffective compared to placebo on those with mild depression. And only a little better than placebo with those that suffer moderate to chronic depression. Also, the fda allows these pharma companies 12 weeks of trials before they are approved. How are we supposed to know what long term implications those drugs have on our health? I mean if you take certain mood stabilizers or anti seizure drugs you have to get your liver enzymes tested consistantly. And further more look at the drugs used for pain. They cause serious addiction issues and rapid health decline if you use them for years. And the sad part is this was already known by the medical world for hundreds of year. We had opium epidemics in the 1800s they knew then. But the fda still allowed mass production and had a drug ready (suboxone) to "cure" the addiction, which in reality is just another addictive opiate all together.

  16. Off the subject do you think Serovital which boosts HGH improve bipolar depression? Ads say it helps with many conditions.

  17. I have been smoking pot occasionnally since the 60's, but I never got any of the "good" effects. This drug puts me in a nightmare. Nausea, vertigo, sleepiness, anxiety, confusion, and bad mood.

  18. Hi Dr. Tracey Marks, I've recently heard about euthymic mood and I would like to know about it in depth. Can you please make a video on this topic?
    Thanks in advance 😊

  19. Hi and thank you for all your videos, they are really informative and well made in my opinion.
    Could you do one on the usage of Lithium?
    I was diagnosed with Bipolar 2 but my doctor thinks using Lithium isn't a good idea because of the side effects and he said something about it not being suitible for young women. Could you elaborate on that?
    I'd be really thankful x

  20. I have BP2 and find herb to be very calming and helping with sleep. I have tried glycine also helps with sleep. Can you do a vlog on glycine for sleep? I appreciate all you do. I thank you so much!

  21. I've been trying CBD oil for over 2 weeks now (30mg a day), the only effect I've gotten from it is Dry mouth, that's it. No positives, I can't increase the dose or my dry mouth will get really bad. So I think it's about time for me to just stop.

  22. I gave CBD a go after hearing so much praise. Unfortunately I didn't notice any benefit. This was mainly for anxiety and depression.

  23. I took CBD oil 2x/day for approximately six weeks for back pain. While taking the oil, I had blood test results that showed abnormal liver function. The time between this blood test and my follow up doctor's appointment was 2.5 weeks. My doc explain the abnormal liver results and said I may have contracted Hepitatis B. I was shocked because according to the risk factors for contracting, I did not meet any of them. The Dr. had me take another blood test that day and this time my liver results were normal. I didn't discover the link between CBD and liver function until recently. My next appointment is in April for another liver function blood test, at which time I will inform of my former CBD usage. I am interested in her opinion as to whether the oil could be the culprit for the initial problematic liver results. Full disclosure: I live a ketogenic lifestyle. Thanks you for posting this video!

  24. To each their own, this post is not for or against CBD, but I get aggrivated when people get downright mad and say it's all natural… so is cyanide but people aren't fighting to get that legalized…

  25. Thanks for sharing. I tried CBD once but it worked nothing for my anxiety disorder with panic attacks, especially jaw clenching – wasteful. Despite, I experienced no side effects.

  26. CBD makes my hair start to fall out and my daughters as well when she tried it. It does not help with my anxiety but my daughter says it works for her anxiety side effects not worth it though

  27. I have researched and tried multiple brands of CBD and now take only Lazarus Naturals products. Their quality is excellent, backed up by batch testing, and it's helped me immeasurably, with anxiety and pain/inflammation and fibromyalgia. Their prices are very reasonable, and they have THE BEST discount program for veterans, low income, and disabled. I am endlessly grateful for their compassion.

  28. You can't have darkness without light and the opposite is also true you can't have light without darkness but if you allowed the darkness inside of you to overcome you then you may as well dug your own grave in life because it shows no mercy or remorse for the damage it does to you in any way shape or form🕆🤔🕆

  29. THC & CBD work together. Indeed only CBD just makes no sense and is a total waste. Also sativa is not recommendable for people who can become psychotic. My own research, I should know been smoking every day since I was 15. Im 45 now and learned the hard way about cannabis and mental disorders & illness’s…. Thanks for the vids Dr Marks, You explain things perfectly, it blows my mind sometimes and I think “how can this woman explain what goes on in my head better than I can?” Bless

  30. I tried cbd for my anxiety and it had the opposite effect. It increased my anxiety and I had heart palpitations. I tried two brands including Charlotte's Web and Jacob Hooy. It just didn't work.

  31. I bought a bottle of CBD ($50.00) from a local supplier. It didn't even have a safety seal. I would have never taken it but the company was recommended by my friend (who was referred to them by his doctor). I'd hoped it would help with my depression and insomnia. With the first bottle I noticed a difference. (And I'm too pessimistic to fall for a placebo.) I felt more focused, as if I were better able to put things in perspective. I wasn't as down. I felt more hopeful, and it was nice. The second bottle had no taste, unlike the last one. Sure enough, the positive effects stopped. I would like to try it again, but I believe you definitely get what you pay for.

  32. I vape nicotine stupid vape shops are selling cbd in the UK dr Tracey could you do a video on type 1 diabetes and mental health I find they are connected to me mood swings anxiety feelings I snapped at a guy at my mother in-laws birthday party the guy said to me anytime you wanna come out side and I said yeah anytime you wanna come out side and ground grapple be my guest

  33. Could you do a video on Fibromyalgia and/or chronic pain with no known physical cause? Though technically not mental health it is strongly linked to trauma and some mental health conditions like PTSD.

  34. Thank you as usuall very well explained…That said I am a tough cookie with Bipolar 1 and it does really help ..the problem for me was the cost..very expensive

  35. Dr Marks
    Great video I ordered some online only spent $14 including shipping I’m looking for some ease of my anxiety if this doesn’t work I’m gonna ask my doctor if I can try ketamine as you spoke about in a previous video . And no I don’t smoke pot !
    Have a great week
    General repair

  36. I tried CBD for fibromyalgia; couldn't tell a difference.
    what has helped for years is tonic water with quinine.
    Occam's razor…lol

  37. I have been trying CBD for seizures and I have not had a seizure during the therapeutic window. They gave me 1 to 1 and it made me high as a kite. I could see how people would not report pain but may still have it.

  38. Thanks Dr Marks. I've always thought CBD was all hype. If it didn't come from cannabis no one would care about it. No one has "omega 3 fatty acid" shops and that has more clinical evidence.

  39. I used CBD from licensed growers in Canada to treat Anxiety. I really wanted it to work. I titrated up to the maximum dose which was costing about $300 Can per month. In the end I decided it’s effectiveness was mostly wishful thinking. That was sad as my doctors, including a psychiatrist, had suggested the likelihood of it working to be strong. Also it tasted awful. So I fell back on other coping mechanisms (no pharmaceuticals) and am just about coping.

  40. In my experience medical CBD oil for my neuropathy pain when it’s only acting up. I probably take it twice a month with deeper flare cycles. I do live in Canada. It is not a cure just helps aid the flare cycle to decrease so I sleep more proficiently and stay in my stages of sleep cycles.
    As for THC I take it occasionally. VeRy occasionally.. I’m just real anal and really watch the dosages to that. I think THC can cause increase problems with psychiatric disorders. I always weigh out the pros and the cons to anything I ingest. Some people swear by it … well I’ve seen the other side of it …so I proceed with caution more. I have C-ptsd .. so I watch with all substances and lock that oil up in a safe. They legalized THC in Canada now. Schizophrenia will be on the rise. Specially with teenagers who chronically smoke high dosages of THC and a brain that’s not even fully developed. Dam. We lost a close one to suicide last year – he kept mentioning how he felt different after smoking weed. But others swear by it. What’s good for one … can be detrimental to another.
    EMDR therapy – now I swear by that shit even more. 🙂 works grrreat 👌💯

  41. Thanks for expressing caution about all these CBD claims. This video dovetails with your video on how to recognize "good science". There are not enough corroborating studies to justify jumping onto the CBD bandwagon yet. And about the recreational use of THC: I would never smoke cannabis again. The auditory hallucinations are too terrifying.

  42. Sometimes I feel that the constant search for marijuana's derivates used to treat illness is a excuse to attach the legality of this droug.

  43. This whole legalizing pot movement is a big mistake in my opinion, something we will come to regret. I never met a chronic pot user who appeared healthy.

  44. A Lot of my friends are given CBD here in Canada…. Also Marijuana is legal here up to a certain amount…. I don't smoke it anymore makes me anxious

  45. Hello Dr Tracey Marks, tour videos have helped me a lot, but I have one question, is imsomnia part of mania or depression?

  46. That which is – without need of intervention – ordinarily given to bind upon CB1 receptors, the endogenous cannabinoid anandamide, is afforded not insubstantial press for doing so. But there is another. 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG) offers us full agonism of both CB1 and CB2; the latter working peripherally through immune cells (i.e. macrophages). I came across this back in neuropharmacology and it has stuck with me. Perhaps owing to an attendant 'underdog' status. Just to assist in any consolidation of nomenclature, anandamide was the name given to the compound arachidonylethanolamide. So a great deal chemically shared with 2-AG. And I'm sorry, but I haven't yet been down the rabbit hole sufficient to learn why there is an additional 'o' letter in 2-AG. Anybody placed to chime in?

  47. Cannabis use for me resulted in mania and psychosis and an eventual schizoaffective diagnosis. Had no idea i was vulnerable to that kind of thing, had no idea before i started smoking that I had undetected bipolar. I asked psych about CBD and she advised that it would be best to steer clear of it altogether in case there was any trace of THC in it.

  48. My psychiatrist (over 30 years experience) has me trying a vitamin/mineral combo called Truehope EMP. Its supposed to really help people with various anxiety and mood disorders like bi-polar and MDD. He said I need to give it a 6 month try. Some people say it helps in days for anxiety, soe weeks for decrease in depression. Im at 2 1/2 months in and am as depressed and anxious as I have always been. Mind you I have 4 or 5 mood, stess, anxiety and personality disorders that are all pretty chronic. I guess I will know more in another few months.

  49. Hi Dr. Tracey, I hope you're doing well:) I have a question with regard to Clinical Psychology, can a supervisor directly observe a trainee/student during an ongoing session with a client or is the session recorded (audio and video taped) for evaluation later by the supervisor?

  50. I have ADHD and Bipolar 1. Used CBD and smoked weed and BOTH caused serve psychosis. Never again! May as well take lithium

  51. Dr. Marks can you please make a video on formal thought disorder? You are the best and your videos are so helpful! Hope you can. Thanks dr. Marks!

  52. CBD saved my life. I have fibromyalgia and ME. What about all the FDA approved drugs that has been recalled because of deadly and serious side effects. No one wants to go there. Never trust the FDA!!! Yes you have to be mindful and do your homework and make sure the company is reputable but if you get good quality CBD and you suffer from anxiety , pain And a vast majority of health issues. CBD is the way to go.

  53. I have a lifetime experience with cannabis and what I know from experience seems to clash with what these authorities are saying, this made me really curious. I decided to do a bit of digging, what I found is they're telling bare faced lies regarding their reasons for their positions. I used cannabis to help me cope with depression and stress for a number of years, the pain killing aspect I found accidentally when I had a job that involved a lot of heavy lifting and believe me it helped a lot. Prohibition on drugs in general, from what I've found, has absolutely nothing to do with public safety, it's all corporate greed and political corruption. I studied the "reefer madness" propaganda campaign at the very beginning, which was highly racist BTW, and found the people who were responsible for it had a lot to gain from dominating the drugs market and prohibition of cannabis. The war on drugs has wasted more lives 5han the drugs themselves and made some really nasty people extremely wealthy and influential. Afghanistan and Vietnam were all about the poppies, the CIA and big pharma need these poppies, one for their so called medicines and the other for black budget activities. The latter are the type of activities that make America lots of enemies.

  54. Serovital is a combination of amino acids which has been proven in clinical studies to boost. HgH by 600%. Surprised you haven’t heard of it. Lot of ads for it on TV.

  55. This is rich. A psychiatrist preaching about how it's bad to experiment with promising medicine like CBD. What makes you so gloriously righteous? Your profession's history was all about using humans as involuntary guinea pigs. Hell, you even experimented with electrocuting people as a means to cure their inconsolable "depression " which still goes on today!

  56. Is 16% CBD legal in NY?

    I have some from Lowell Farms. They shipped them to me from LA to NY but is it legal to smoke?

  57. I grew up wanting to be a psychiatrist, now I am thinking more along the lines of a psychiatric nurse practitioner. Watching your videos and seeing you utilize your knowledge to help other people inspires me to go on, truly. When I think of what type of health care provider I would like to be, I think of you. Thank you Dr. Marks.

  58. Hi i have a question my son i believe had a manic breakdown at school but he has never had a breakdown before and the school transported him to the hospital there they have giving hin haldol and seraquel and now he see and hear voices because of it could the meds make him behave like that

  59. In Canada where weed is now legal I am seeing so many people using CBD and going off their prescription meds for bipolar with disastrous results.

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