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does marijuana help anxiety

A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Medical Marijuana: While I am a proponent and a leading voice for medical use of marijuana I am also very quick to caution anyone from using this mind altering substance ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience Clinical Psychology
The problem with: Using marijuana for anxiety, in addition to it's being an illegal substance is that it is not well controlled. All too often it may be spiked with ano ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Pot for Anxiety?: Not likely!
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madan Uprety
22 years experience Psychiatry
Probably Not: You may feels the sense of releif after smoking (high feeling) but smoking pot can cause more anxiety in the long run. In addition, marijuana can cont ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Start by giving MA: Or marijuana anonymous a try. If is a free, confidential ; often effective 12 step program. Work with your medical provider on anxiety.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
There's no guarantee: It the anxiety is transient - then yes. However, if the anxiety is chronic long term medication may be indicated.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes: While most users find marijuana to be calming, some have the opposite reaction of feeling anxiety after using it. Those effects generally only last a ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Anxiety can be triggered in susceptible individuals by illness, stress, medications and drugs including marijuana, alcohol, nicotine, cocaine, opiates ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Well: It makes some people feel more relaxed - however, if you already have an anxiety disorder it can worsen it. It can also trigger anxiety. So - would n ... Read More
A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: We don't know the effects of chronic marijuana usage on neonatal development.

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