Scientists have widely reported mental health concerns as a result of the pandemic. Dr. Mike Telch is looking at whether or not CBD oil curbs the effects of anxiety.
AUSTIN, Texas — The COVID-19 pandemic has put a strain on mental health. Dr. Mike Telch is taking the opportunity to study the effects of CBD on anxiety brought on by the pandemic.
Telch launched a nationwide study late last year looking for stressed-out participants to take CBD oil for 28 days. Participants would take copious notes before and after ingesting the oil and document how they are feeling. Telch wants to create usable data to demonstrate the effects of the drug.
"People who are suffering from COVID-19-heightened emotional stress because of COVID-19, to what extent would CBD actually be helpful?" Telch said. "There's a lot of hype about CBD, but not that much science yet. The science is really restricted to just a few areas."
Restart CBD co-owner Shayda Torabi agrees. She …