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Is smoking marijuana useful for treating panic disorder?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: No

Smoking marijuana is not useful for treating panic disorder.
It may distort time and induce a temporary feeling of relaxation for some, but some also report a feeling of anxiety and paranoia when smoking. By its very nature, untreated panic disorder has attacks that come suddenly. Seems more sensible to be evaluated, learn ways to handle anxiety, and use prescription medications if needed.

In brief: No

Smoking marijuana is not useful for treating panic disorder.
It may distort time and induce a temporary feeling of relaxation for some, but some also report a feeling of anxiety and paranoia when smoking. By its very nature, untreated panic disorder has attacks that come suddenly. Seems more sensible to be evaluated, learn ways to handle anxiety, and use prescription medications if needed.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice

In brief: Yes and No

Many with panic disorder aided by medicinal cannabis ; oft express preference for this medication vs.
Synthetic drugs. Use of cannabis dependent upon emotional maturity ; emotional stability. Females should be checked for heart murmur ; mitral valve prolapse. Hyperactive thyroid ruled-out a must. Therefore gen. Med exam necessarily precedent. Use only in states allowing ; guided by a cannabis md.

In brief: Yes and No

Many with panic disorder aided by medicinal cannabis ; oft express preference for this medication vs.
Synthetic drugs. Use of cannabis dependent upon emotional maturity ; emotional stability. Females should be checked for heart murmur ; mitral valve prolapse. Hyperactive thyroid ruled-out a must. Therefore gen. Med exam necessarily precedent. Use only in states allowing ; guided by a cannabis md.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine

In brief: I would've liked to

Be part of that scientific trial! unfortunately, no science to back it up reliably and reproducibly.

In brief: I would've liked to

Be part of that scientific trial! unfortunately, no science to back it up reliably and reproducibly.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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