Medical Marijuana for Anxiety Disorder
It is true that medical marijuana can be very effective for anxiety disorder. In the past, when you would talk to your doctor about anxiety, they would prescribe you an anti-depressant which would go along with therapy sessions. While this can be beneficial to some patients, medical marijuana and cannabis are proving to be excellent for treating people with anxiety.
Feeling anxious in stressful situations is completely normal. However, for some, anxiety occurs so often and with such force that it begins to take over their lives. It can appear in many shapes and forms, therefore it can be difficult to recognize when anxiety develops into a disorder. If this is happening to you and your anxiety is becoming uncontrollable, it’s time to inquire about medical marijuana for anxiety disorder. Medical Marijuana is an all natural remedy which combats the endless worrying and nervousness that comes with anxiety disorders. Feel free to visit any one of our many Cannabis Clinics across the country, where you can speak to doctors who will prescribe the right strain for you.
CBD vs THC
People suffering from anxiety are asked not to self-medicate with recreational marijuana. Most often, recreational marijuana contains more THC rather than CBD. THC is more of a psychoactive compound, while CBD is not psychoactive according to a 2011 study. Often times, it’s best to choose a strain of medical marijuana with higher concentration in CBD for medical purposes. THC is known to trigger the amygdala area of the brain which is responsible for fear, which can actually cause anxiety and paranoia.
Both compounds have many medical benefits which make medical marijuana effective for treating anxiety disorder. According to a 2013 study, CBD is effective in treating the following medical ailments:
- Anxiety disorder
- Inflammatory Disorders
- Cancer Cells and Tumors
- Neurodegenerative Disorders
Another study conducted that was aimed at finding the effectiveness of CBD to treat social anxiety disorder found that CBD decreased anxiety. The subjects in the study were either given an oral dose of CBD or a placebo. The study found that the CBD “significantly decreased subjective anxiety” in patients suffering from social anxiety disorder relative to the placebo.
How to get Medical Marijuana for Anxiety Disorder
Step 1: Ask your Doctor to Refer You to Us
Talk to your Doctor about your anxiety symptoms and let them know you would like a referral to us. If you can’t get a referral, call us for further information.
Step 2: Book Your Appointment
After we have received your medical history and treatment from your Doctor we will contact you to schedule an appointment.
Step 3: Assessment and Consultation
After a Doctor’s examination and consultation, the doctor may provide you with a prescription if medical marijuana is suitable to treat your symptoms.
Step 4: Cannabis Education
If medical marijuana is indeed prescribed and recommended, our on-site educator will advise you on cannabis use and assist you with strain selection and registration the best-matched LP.
Step 5: Follow-Up Visits
Regular check-ups and follow-ups are arranged to track your progress. A new cannabis/marijuana document will be prescribed as needed, most often every 3 months.
It’s not uncommon for most people to experience some form of anxiousness every so often, such as when you are faced with an important decision in your life. But when it comes to anxiety disorders, it’s not quite the same thing. Anxiety disorders interfere with your everyday life and are a serious form of mental illness that needs to be treated. People who experience anxiety disorders often feel overwhelmed and have a constant worry or fear that is traumatic. Although not for everyone, it is a strong possibility that medical cannabis is going to be a primary tool in helping treat people with anxiety disorders.
Anxiety Disorder Symptoms
- Problems sleeping
- Heart Palpitations
- Tension in your muscles
- Cold sweats