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Does medical marijuana help with insomnia?

Does medical marijuana help with insomnia?

No: Substance abuse (either the substances, withdrawal symptoms from the substances, or both) can cause insomnia. The neurological / psychiatric conditions that lead a person to substance abuse are often conditions that can cause insomnia. ...Read more

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Medical Marijuana (Definition)

It is the parts of the herb cannabis used as a physician-recommended form of medicine or herbal therapy or as synthetic forms such as thc. Some uses are; to ameliorate nausea/vomiting, to stimulate hunger in aids or chemotherapy patients, to treat glaucoma, neurogenic ...Read more


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Can medical marijuana help with anxiety?

Can medical marijuana help with anxiety?

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 more

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Does medical marijuana help with shingles?

Does medical marijuana help with shingles?

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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Does marijuana help with depression and anxiety?

Does marijuana help with depression and anxiety?

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 more

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Will Medical Marijuana CBD strain with no THC help for anxiety/depression caused by lymphoma and chemotherapy treatment? No luck with ssri and benzos

Will Medical Marijuana CBD strain with no THC help for anxiety/depression caused by lymphoma and chemotherapy treatment? No luck with ssri and benzos

It could : Dear Cesar: yes, CBD could help with anxiety although THC could also help with mild depressive symptoms. There are no clear guidelines here and you will have to try different mixes. There is a brand called care by design (CBD) that makes sprays with different percentages of CBD/THC. I usually recommend my patients to try both CBD and THC and see what works for them. All the best, Ariel. ...Read more

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Does medical marijuana help people with hydrocephalus? Is it harmful?

Does medical marijuana help people with hydrocephalus? Is it harmful?

Medical Marijuana: No. I can think of no physiology that would make this better. I worry that if one has hydrocephalus that making their mental functioning clouded from the drug effects. That would the only harm i can imagine. ...Read more

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Can medical marijuana help people with IIH or PTC?

Lacks medical evidnc: No universally accepted medical evidence that either IIH or PTC responds to medical marijuana. I'm not sure whether you are using PTC to mean POST TRAUMATIC CONCUSSION or referring to the endocrinological disorder known as MENS Type 2 (multiple endocrine neoplasia). In either case evidence is only anecdotal that marijuana works at any level. Questions? Write to me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Can medical marijuana help seizures?

Can medical marijuana help seizures?

Not Enough Evidence: Marijuana contains many cannabis compounds which differ in convulsants and anticonvulsant properties. There are also unknown properties of marijuana. Further research is needed to determine the effectiveness and side effects of cannabis as an anti-seizure drug. ...Read more

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Does smoking marijuana help with catyracts?

No: Marijuana helps decrease intraocular pressure associated w/ glaucoma. There is no evidence that it helps w/ cataracts. Marijuana has other side effects that are harmful including weakening your immune system, your motivation, increasing prevalence of seizures & causing psychosis. ...Read more

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Can medical cannabis help with panic disorder GAD depression and insomnia ? Ib wanna move to state and try it if it does

Marijuana is inducer: We all have times when we worry, but But if you live in a constant state of worry, you may be suffering from GAD. Common symptoms that worsen are such as heart palpitations, tremors, chest pain, insomnia or dizziness. Alcohol and drug abuse can worsen GAD. Marijuana is a major cause of gad and insomnia. Eliminate the cause to solve the problem ...Read more

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Any suggestions how to cope with stress and anxiety that is affecting my job performance. Use .5 mg ativan (lorazepam) for insomnia & lamictal for mood disorder?

Any suggestions how to cope with stress and anxiety that is  affecting my job performance.  Use .5 mg ativan (lorazepam) for insomnia & lamictal for mood disorder?

Anxiety: Try using the free anti anxiety app featured on the soundmindz.Org website and also consider reading my latest book, "managing the stress of success" featured on the same site. If your stress continues consult a mental health professional as psychotherapy can be very helpful in reducing stress and anxiety. Best. ...Read more

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Does cbt help with insomnia?

Does cbt help with insomnia?

Yes: Cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy (cbt) can be helpful. There are specific suggestions for better sleep. ...Read more

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Is Kratom effective for pain relief and relaxation????? Does it help with opiate withdrawal and severe mental disorders????? Thank you

Is Kratom effective for pain relief and relaxation????? Does it help with opiate withdrawal and severe mental disorders????? Thank you

Kratom: Kratom has no pain relieving effects. In low amounts it stimulates and in higher amounts it causes sedation. It will note help with opioid withdrawal or mental disorders. It can causes dependence and habituation. ...Read more

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Can medicinal marijuana help with symptoms of fibromyalgia?

Can medicinal marijuana help with symptoms of fibromyalgia?

Yes: ? if cannabis helpful for fibromyalgia. Scores of fibromyalgia sufferers have informed me of cannabis benefits. Cannabis reduces pain, stimulates appetite, relaxes muscle spasm (applied as topical), eases IBS symptoms, potentiates sleep, & allays anxiety & depression. Is possible to prepare cannabis to minimize "the high". Doctors who regard medicinal cannabis as ploy to "get high" are misguided. ...Read more

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Which mental health provider should I see for help with panic attacks, anxiety & living with crps (constant pain), help reducing amount of medications.

Which mental health provider should I see for help with panic attacks, anxiety & living with crps (constant pain), help reducing amount of medications.

Clinical Psych: Some clinical psychologists specialize in behavioral medicine or health psychology. They can provide you with techniques to help w/panic and pain. Your doc or state psychological association can give you referrals. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does gabopentine help with anxiety and depression ?

Does gabopentine help with anxiety and depression ?

Indirectly: Agree with previous comments. There are some with chronic pain, fibromyalgia, or neuropathic-type pain, who respond very well to gabapentin. If such a chronic condition is contributing to one's depressed state or anxiety, and symptoms are alleviated with treatment, depressive symptoms may improve also. But there is no direct biochemical pathway by which gabapentin treats depression or anxiety. ...Read more

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Can medical marijuana help ptsd & depression?

Can medical marijuana help ptsd & depression?

Caution: Although some individuals may have a positive response- there can be marked worsening of symptoms in others. ...Read more

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Does masturbation help with anxiety disorders?

Does masturbation help with anxiety disorders?

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

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Could Suboxone help mdd? Perhaps in conjunction with other medications? How about for general anxiety and/or ptsd?

Could Suboxone help mdd?  Perhaps in conjunction with other medications? How about for general anxiety and/or ptsd?

See below : It will. In fact, alkermes has a Buprenorphine combo drug under study for this reason. A doc is allowed to prescribe suboxone off label for this purpose and I have seen it done several times. I'm fact any doctor can do this. As long as it is not for addiction, one does not even need a waiver. The problem is a lack of familiarity that most docs have with the meds and the regs. ...Read more

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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


Marijuana (Definition)

Marijuana refers to the various preparations of the Cannabis plant into the psychoactive drug for recreational use ...Read more