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Does Marijuana Help Anxiety
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 another drug. You would not know what you were taking. The psychotropic drugs are regulated and tested. You know what you are taking and the possible side effects. If you want medication for your anxiety, talk to a psychiatrist. ...Read more
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
It may cause these: Conditions or worsen pre-existing conditions. Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, paranoia, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times ; slowed problem solving. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not the answer: Research is lacking, but though marijuana can ameliorate anxiety, it cannot do so in a way that renders patients functional. The goal of treatment of anxiety (or any psych disorder) is to alleviate distress of the symptom(s) and restore the patient to previous level of functioning. Marijuana is too impairing to functioning to be a viable treatment option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Agree with Dr. Baker: Shingles pain can be prolonged, and physically, and mentally debilitating. A patient with this malady should exhaust all possible avenues to find relief, and hopefully resolution of their chronic post herpetic neuralgia. I am doubtful that cannibus has any direct antiviral effect on the patients pain, but combined with appropriate pharmaceuticals has the capacity to decrease opoid consumption. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Social Anxiety: is treatable by a mental health professional and can resolve. It is likely to continue w/out treatment or lifestyle changes. Social anxiety is often linked to a fear of being embarrassed in public. Surrender to that possibility which exists for us all and things can improve. Clinical hypnosis can help. (See www.asch.net) Medication helps to calm people. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Masturbation could: Provide a temporary diversion & pleasurable release of tension, but it will do nothing to change the underlying causes of the anxiety. Best treatment for anxiety is relaxation training (perhaps with biofeedback -- www.Bcia.Org or www.Aapb.Org) and cognitive/behavioral therapy. ...Read more
Is there a question?: You have written a declarative sentence, so it sounds like you're telling us what you think, rather than asking a question. You're welcome to any opinion you want to maintain, but i agree with my colleagues that marijuana is not an antidepressant. Instead, marijuana seems to be a risk factor for depression (as well as psychosis) in young adults. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23592068. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
May worsen it: Some people feel more relaxed after taking in cannabis but it could also worsen it. Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. ...Read more
Temporary at best: It releases endorphins and does other things, known and unknown, to the brain. It will not help with your life situation any more than any other rx that doesn't involve addressing life issues. If you are in an abusive living situation, or have set the wrong life goals, or aren't well-equipped to survive in a competitive economic world, anxiety will be the result ; wise counsel / action the cure. ...Read more
Sertraline: Sertraline can help most symptoms of anxiety and prevent panic attacks. It may also help agoraphobia, which is often associated with panic attacks. Combining sertraline (or other ssri's) with psychotherapy (especially cognitive behavioral therapy) yields the best and most long-lasting results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
shingles pain: Marijuana is now legal for patient use in at least 20 states nationally, if you meet the individual states diagnostic criteria to use cannibus as a medication. I do not believe that cannibus usage would alter the clinical course of a shingles outbreak, but I am experienced in stating that marijuana would help with the pain usually associated with shingles, which can be protracted in duration. ...Read more
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