I have a high-stress job and struggle with occasional bouts of social anxiety and depression. My symptoms of depression and anxiety tend to overlap: difficulty concentrating, irritability, lack of motivation, trouble sleeping. The depression tends to follow the anxiety. I start avoiding things, and before I realize it all I’m thinking about is work. Friends and family become secondary. I just don’t feel like going out or doing anything.
It’s been something I’ve dealt with on and off for most of my life. Talk therapy has helped a lot, but it doesn’t help me overcome anxiety in the moment, like when I’m giving a presentation at work. A friend of mine suggested I look into anti-anxiety medication, but I know for a fact they are habit forming and very difficult to quit.
Another friend started telling me about full spectrum hemp oil, how it has helped people with dual diagnosis of anxiety and depression nip their anxiety in the butt and stop avoiding the things they love doing. I did some research to find a local company selling USA-made, third-party tested hemp products I could trust and found Jenny’s Baked at Home.