The Applicaton and Benefits of Medical Marijuana for Anxiety
When you have anxiety, you suffer constant bouts of worry. These go on for a long time and never seem to diminish. Over time, you lose your ability to shake these worries off, and they consume you to the extent that you are not able to carry your daily tasks with confidence. There is a wide range of anxiety disorders out there, and they include post-traumatic stress disorders, panic attacks and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Now, it is very normal to experience feelings of worry from time to time, but these are distinctly different from anxiety disorders, whose sense of worry never seems to abate. Anxiety disorders affect up to 40 million Americans each year, but sadly, a meager 36% of those patients ever get treated. This s because the disease is never taken seriously enough.
What causes anxiety?
Studies indicate that 30-67% of patients can trace their anxiety to genetics. It is believed that genes responsible for neurotransmission and genes responsible for management of stress hormones are mostly affected. Parenting also has a bearing to it all, as studies have shown that it is possible that parents who either exercise extreme control over or reject their kids can potentially be the ones to blame when their kids develop the disorder. Other causes include unrelated medical conditions, history of trauma, heart diseases, and nutritional and lifestyle choices.
Care Wellness Center is now making medical marijuana more accessible to Florida residents. If you are suffering with anxiety, you can now legally obtain a medical marijuana recommendation from our certified physician on staff. Interested? Read on…
Medical marijuana and anxiety
Four centuries ago, Indians used to use medical marijuana in the treatment of depression. Over the decades, the viability of various cannabis cultivars has been studied far and wide. Overall, there are 85 natural substances present in cannabis (cannabinoids) and all have a role in handling various disorders.
According to existing studies, THC and CBD are the strains of marijuana mostly used to treat anxiety. The former helps treat depression while the latter helps ease feelings of nervousness. In a study put out by the Institute of Psychiatry, test animals that were given the right dosages of CBD show-cased less signs of depression and anxiety and were able to flawlessly carry out activities such as solving puzzles and swimming. The control group showed a sustained level of tension during these activities and ended up performing poorly in their tests.
In another study published in the US National Library of Medicine, researchers sought to understand the effect of cannabinoids on humans and rats. The clinical studies carried showed a renewed ability to recover from OCD, panic attacks and PTSD. In addition to that, medical marijuana worked to boost the mood levels of test subjects so they were able to look relaxed and act confident. The researchers ( Schier AR, Ribeiro NP, Silva AC, Hallak JE, Crippa JA, Nardi AE, Zuardi AW ) were also able to deduce that CBD worked best when applied in small quantities.
If you are considering using medical marijuana as a way of easing anxiety, then you have come to the right place. Our certified medical marijuana doctor will be able to prescribe just the right cultivar and dosage for your kind of problem. We are located in Margate, on the border of Coral Springs and Coconut Creek, at the NE corner of 441 and Sample Rd. just minutes from Boca Raton, Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach, Parkland and other local South Florida cities.
It’s an exciting time if you have been waiting for medical marijuana to become legal in Florida. Call us today to get started!