CBD may benefit people with other forms of anxiety disorders, such as social anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In 2011, a study researched CBD’s effects on people with social anxiety. Participants were given an oral dose of 400mg of CBD or a placebo. Those who received CBD experienced overall reduced anxiety levels.
Multiple recent studies have shown that CBD can help with PTSD symptoms, such as having nightmares and replaying negative memories. These studies have looked at CBD as both a standalone PTSD treatment as well as a supplement to traditional treatments.
A 2015 analysis of previous studies concluded that CBD oil is a promising treatment for numerous forms of anxiety, including social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.